The new railway line between Manoharabad – Siddipet and Electrification of Dharmabad – Manoharabad and Mahabubnagar – Kurnool under South Central Railway has been completed.
Telangana’s rail infrastructure gets a boost as rail projects include the new Railway Line connecting Manoharabad and Siddipet; and the electrification project between Dharmabad – Manoharabad and Mahabubnagar – Kurnool.
The railway infrastructure in the State of Telangana is being transformed at a staggering pace to meet the peoples’ aspirations. In the recent past, Several New areas are being connected for the first time by Railways; existing lines are being expanded through double line & third line works and the entire rail network in the state is being rapidly electrified.
Taking this transformative growth forward, a new line between Manoharabad – Siddipet is being dedicated which fulfils long-cherished aspiration of people of this region for rail connectivity. The new line provides first time rail connectivity to several new areas in the district of Medak and Siddipet.
Manoharabad-Siddipet Railway Line:
- The 76 kms new rail line between Manoharabad – Siddipet has been completed at a cost of nearly Rs. 1,200 crs as part of the Manoharabad – Kothapalli New Railway Line. Commissioning of this section signifies completion of a major portion of the rail project. It is a cost-sharing project wherein the State Government of Telangana has to bear 1/3rd of the cost and provide land free of cost.
- The New line between Manoharabad – Siddipet involved construction of 7 new stations, 13 Major bridges and 68 Minor bridges. The project will aid in the socio-economic development of the people and give fillip to agriculture and agro based industries in the region.
- The 348 track kms Electrification between Dharmabad – Manoharabad and Mahabubnagar – Kurnool has been completed at a cost of nearly Rs. 305 crs, as part of the Manmad – Mudkhed – Mahabubnagar – Dhone electrification project. Electrification of Dharmabad – Manoharabad and Mahabubnagar – Kurnool sections signify completion of the entire portion of Telangana part of the project.
Completion of these sections facilitates seamless and continuous electrified rail connectivity right from Adilabad to Hyderabad / Secunderabad and further to important towns like Tirupati, Bengaluru, Chennai, etc. Electrification of this section also eliminates detention of trains for traction change, improves average speed, while promoting environment-friendly means of transport.
The 76 km long Manoharabad-Siddipet rail line will boost the socio-economic development of the region, especially in the districts of Medak and Siddipet. The electrification project between Dharmabad – Manoharabad and Mahabubnagar – Kurnool will help in improving the average speed of trains and will lead to environment-friendly rail transport in the region.
Source: South Central Railway- Press Release | Image Credit (representational): North Eastern Railway