Konkan Railway sends an express message to Suresh Prabhu

Source:  www.dnaindia.com

Konkan Railway (KR) commuters and officials hope railway minister Suresh Prabhu will do the two things than can turn around the fortunes of KR, one of the country’s most congested routes.

The optimism stems from the fact it’s for the first time since the commissioning of the KR in 1998, a leader from the Konkan belt is becoming a railway minister.

The rail route, connecting the tourism-heavy areas of Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka and Kerala, is a one-line route creaking under the pressure of ever-increasing passenger and freight trains.

Officials told dna that they expect Prabhu to help KR with the Rs 700 crore it needs for electrification of its 741-km route and around Rs 1,500 crore for doubling the line between Mangalore and Udipi and Roha and Karanjadi. More info

Ilustration Photo: Net Photo: 20046 Konkan Railway WDP-4 at Sangameshwar, Maharashtra, India by Lalam

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