Marrikuppam Kuppam railway line

Railways to construct a new Railway line between Marikuppam and Dravidian University

Karnataka
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Railways to undertake Construction of an Electrified New BG Line Track between Marikuppam (Incl.) and Dravidian University(5.72 Km) including Telecommunication, Electrification & Electrical works through Engineering, Procurement, and Construction mode. (EPC)

Marikuppam and Dravidian University railway line is a part of the Marikuppam – Kuppam new railway line proposed way back in 2012-13 with an estimated revised cost of Rs.279.54cr for a length of 23.70 Km.

The proposed alignment connects the existing station at Marikuppam on the Bangarpete-Marikuppam branch line and Kuppam on the Bengaluru-Chennai main line. The new line will serve the districts of Kolar in Karnataka and Chittoor in Andhra Pradesh.

Length in km: 5.720klm 

Estimated Project Cost: INR 131.542 Crore

Construction Period: 15 months

Features of the proposed stations

  • Marikuppam Station
    • Station Building
    • 1 Main Line
    • 2 Loop Lines
    • 2 High-Level Platforms 350MX5.5M with provision for future extension 
    • Foot Over Bridge
  • Virupakshpura Halt Station @CH: 4.300klm
    • Station Building
    • 1 Main Line
    • 1 High-Level Platform

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1 thought on “Railways to construct a new Railway line between Marikuppam and Dravidian University

  1. A welcome move. Even more important is a direct line from KGF to Gudiyattam. It will reduce the distance between Bengaluru and Chennai by 50 km.

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