Work on Nethravati railway bridge to be completed soon

Our Bureau Mangalore | Updated on May 19, 2011 Published on May 19, 2011

Work on the railway bridge across Nethravati River in Mangalore is likely to be completed soon. This was informed to the members of the Railway Users' Consultative Committee of Palakkad Division of Southern Railway at its meeting on Thursday.

Quoting Mr S.K. Raina, Divisional Railway Manager, Palakkad Division, Southern Railway, who is also Chairman of the Divisional Railway Users Consultative Committee, a press release said here that the three-km bridge work on Nethravati river is in progress and in final stages of completion.

He also informed members that electrification work on the Shoranur-Mangalore section, which is estimated to cost Rs 400 crore, would start soon.

Mr Raina said that an integrated security scheme will be introduced at Mangalore Central and Kozhikode stations at Rs 7.06 crore.

On infrastructure development, he said tracks have been made fit for trains to run at higher speed on Shoranur-Mangalore, Shoranur–Nilambur and Thokur–Panambur sections.

Mr Raina informed the meeting that Palakkad Division is serving eight districts in Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Union Territory of Puducherry.

This division maintained punctuality of 94.1 per cent in the operation of mail and express trains and 93.5 per cent in the case of passenger trains in the last financial year. This is the best punctuality performance among other divisions of Southern Railway, he said.

The total earnings of the division during 2010-11 was Rs 560.20 crore and it was 8.83 per cent lesser than the previous fiscal, the release added.

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Published on May 19, 2011
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