Hosapete & Ballari are the industrial hubs of North Karnataka that produce top quality grade steel used by various industries as raw material. The Ballari and Vijayanagar districts houses the world’s largest integrated steel plant of JSW Steel Ltd. Movement of raw and finished steel products require high capacity tracks. So, to meet the logistics needs of the various industries located in the region, the section between Hosapete & Ballari is proposed to be quadrupled by Railways.
The South Western Railway has called tender to conduct the final location survey for the Quadrupling of 65.0 kilometres between Hosapete and Ballari stations. Earlier the revised estimate for Rs. 2.23 crore was submitted to the Railway Board by South Western Railway for sanction in the month of October 2022.
Final Location Survey (FLS)
A final location survey is the first important step that is carried out during detailing of any railway project. It is in this survey where multidisciplinary investigations like topographical, geotechnical, hydrological etc. are taken up and the consolidated data is used to finalise route alignment and identify land usages.
Final Location Survey (Quadrupling) between Hosapete and Ballari Stations (65.0 KM)
Total Estimated Cost: Rs. 26006812.71
Period of Completion: 4 Months