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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA Ministry of Railways
RAJYA SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 1825 ANSWERED ON FEBRUARY 07, 2014
QUESTION Railway Line Project1825. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:
Will the Minister of RAILWAYS be pleased to state;
(a) the status of Bangalore - Tumkur - Chitradurga - Davangere railway line project;
(b) whether there have been delays in completion of this project;
(c) if so, the details thereof and the reasons therefor; and
(d) the time-line by which this project is slated to be completed?
ANSWER MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (SHRI KOTLA JAYA SURYA PRAKASH REDDY)
(a) to (d): Double broad gauge line already exists between Bangalore and Tumkur. Tumkur – Davangere new line project (199.7 Km) was sanctioned at an estimated cost of Rs. 913 crore in 2011-12. Final location survey has been completed. Government of Karnataka has agreed to provide land free of cost and to share 50% of the construction cost of the project. Land acquisition papers for 2810 acre out of 2961 acre have also been submitted to the State Government. However, physical execution of works would be taken up after sufficient land and matching funds are provided by the State Government.
No target date for completion of this project is fixed.