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Railways to Construct a Greenfield Railway Line between Shivamogga and Shikaripura

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Under phase 1 of the proposed greenfield Shivamogga-Shikaripura-Ranebennur Rail Connectivity Project (89 KM), South Western Railways has released a tender (EPC) for the construction of a New Broad Gauge Railway Line between Shivamogga & Shikaripura. The works shall also include the Electrification, Signal & Telecommunications works and General Electrical Services between Koteganguru (Excluding) & Shikaripura (Including) stations.

The Total length of the railway line to be constructed is 39.98 KM (Chainage 8.020 & Chainage 48.000). A total of 4 new Railway Stations namely Koralahatti, Mallapur, Ramanagara and Shikaripura are proposed to be constructed between Shivamogga and Shikaripura.

The new railway line will bifurcate from the existing Shivamogga – Talaguppa line after Kongavalli Halt Station.

Estimated Project Cost (In Rs. Crore):  517.73 

Duration of Completion of Works:      30 months

Features of the Proposed Railway Stations

  • Ramanagar Crossing Station @CH :17900
    • Station Building
    • 1 Main Line
    • 2 Loop Lines
    • 2 High level PF of 540.00M X 5.5M
    • 1 Subway
  • Mallapur Crossing Station @ CH :24300
    • Station Building
    • 1 Main Line
    • 2 Loop Lines
    • 2 High level PF of 540.00M X 5.5M
    • 1 Subway
    • Track Machine Siding
  • Koralahatti Crossing Station @CH: 35875
    • Station Building
    • 1 Main Line
    • 2 Loop Lines
    • 2 High level PF of 540.00M X 5.5M
    • 1 Subway
    • Track Machine Siding
  • Shikaripura Crossing Station @ CH: 46500
    • Station Building
    • 1 Main Line
    • 2 Loop Lines
    • 1 High level PF of 540.00M X 5.5M (PF-1)
    • 1 Island High level PF of 540.00m x 10.50m (PF 2 & 3)
    • Rail level paved Goods PF
    • Path Way for TM Siding
    • VIP SIDING – 300m
    • Shunting Neck – 750m
    • 1 Foot Over Bridge

The direct railway line between Shivamogga and Ranebennur via Shikaripura will open up tremendous economic opportunities & drive the local economy of the region. Contributions of Former CM B S Yeddyurappa and Shivamogga MP B Y Raghavendra has been significant in realising the project. This new railway line will connect the Malenadu region to the North West Karnataka districts of Hubballi and Belagavi, and establish inter state connectivity with Goa, Maharashtra, Gujarat etc.

Also Read Kotegangur station and Coaching Depot


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