Suresh Prabhu commissions Rail Bogie Karkhana at Yadgir, lays Foundation Stone for Bypass Rail Line at Wadi

The Rail Bogie Karkhana at Yadgir was completed at a cost of Rs.80.92 Crore and has come up on 150 Acres of Land contributed by the State Government for free of cost to Railways to uplift the region in terms of employment and economy push.

NEW DELHI: The Districts of Yadgir and Kalaburagi in North Karnataka saw a fresh momentum to rail developmental activities when Suresh Prabhkar Prahu, Minister for Railways Commissioned the first ever Production Unit on South Central Railway i.e., Rail Bogie Karkhana at Badiyal Village near Yadgir and laid foundation stone for Bypass Railway Line at Wadi in Kalaburgi District of Karnataka State today i.e., 18th August, 2017 through Video Remote Link from New Delhi.

B.V.Naik, Member of Parliament, Raichur; Amarnath N Patil, Member of Legislative Council; B.G.Patil, Member of Legislative Assembly; Smt Sashikala Bheemannagouda Kyatnal, Member, Zilla Panchayat, Saidapur; Bashu S Rathod, President, Taluk Panchayat, Yadgir; Bassappagouda Belgundi, Member, Taluk Panchayat, Badiyal; Smt Shamiya Begam Gousuddin, Member, Taluk Panchayat, Kadaychur; Bheerappa, President, Gram Panchayat, Kadechur; Smt Gowramma, President, Gram Panchayat, Badiyal were the dignitaries present on the Occasion.

Addressing the large gathering, Suresh Prabhu, who inaugurated several other Rail Development Initiatives in Karnataka State simultaneously, said that the Railways is focused in undertaking development of rail network in Karnataka State. He stated that people should travel in comfort on Indian Railways, towards which the Organisation is committed to upgrade the Passenger Amenities to best standards. The Minister also highlighted that Indian Railways is focusing on energy efficient technology by imbibing green power such as solar energy. Indian Railways is on track in commissioning of Dedicated Freight Corridor and other initiatives as Modernisation of Network, Electrification etc., the Minister added.

Speaking on the inauguration of the Rail Bogie Karkhana at Yadgir, the Rail Minister said that – “Yadgir mein Rail Bogie Karkhana Ka Udghatan, Yaadgar Rahega”. The Occasion is a memorable moment because of the fact that the Unit will be manufacturing Rail Bogies needed for the new LHB Coaches on Indian Railways, there by strengthening the capacity of the organisation itself, in transporting more and more people.

Earlier, in his welcome address, John Thomas, Additional General Manager, SCR highlighted the fact that the Zone is committed in developing the rail infrastructure on its network. He said that the Rail Bogie Karkhana, is a very modern manufacturing facility with State of the Art Production Machinery including robotic welding machine etc. It has been set up at a cost of Rs. 80 Cr to manufacture 600 FIAT Bogie Frames per annum. On the Bypass line near Wadi, he stated that this will help in easing train moments at this important junction, in all the directions.

B.V.Naik; Amarnath N Patil and B.G.Patil also spoke on the occasion and expressed their happiness with the rail developmental initiatives that took off today.