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Railways sanctions PET Survey of New Railway lines in Karnataka

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The ministry of railways has accorded sanction for conducting survey for the following sections in Karnataka- 

  • Shravanabelagola to Madikeri via Holenarsipiura- Arkalgud-Konanur -Kushalnagar for a length of 117 KM.
  • Gangavathi to Daroji for a length of 36 KM.

The railway board has sanctioned the amount to carry out the survey for preliminary engineering & traffic.(PETS)

Preliminary Engineering-cum-Traffic Survey

In practice, and quite often, both the traffic survey and the preliminary engineering survey are carried out simultaneously in order to expedite the project. In such cases techno-economic survey reports based on preliminary-cum-traffic surveys are compiled. Such techno-economic survey reports contain the following details.

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  • Introduction
  • Traffic projections
  • Analysis of alternatives
  • Characteristics of project area
  • Standards of construction (for new lines, multiple tracking schemes, gauge conversions)
  • Route selection and project description
  • Project engineering (for new lines, multiple tracking schemes, and gauge conversions)
  • Cost, phasing, and investment schedules
  • Financial appraisal
  • Recommendations

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