South Western Railway successfully completes the doubling of railway track between Ugarkhurd – Vijayanagar

South Western Railway has completed the doubling of railway track between Ugarkhurd – Vijayanagar (18.5 km) at a cost of Rs. 210 crore. Statutory inspection has been done by the Commissioner of Railway Safety.

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  • After the inspection and compliance to various safety norms, the newly laid track will be open for railway service.
  • The doubling is part of the Londa – Miraj project sanctioned in 2015-16. The project is 100% funded by the Ministry of Railways. So far, 154 km out of 186 km had been commissioned. The stretch from Londa – Ghataprabha was dedicated by Hon’ble PM in March 2023.

  • Doubling of railway track enhances the capacity as well as safety. Not o­nly can more trains be operated, but the direction of traffic is fixed (Up line and Down Line) and express / passenger trains need not wait for crossing of other trains (passenger or goods).
  • The Newly doubled section between Ugarkhurd – Vijayanagar consists of 02 major bridges, 27 minor bridges and 2 Road Over Bridges. There are three stations namely Ugarkhurd, Vijayanagar & Shedbal.
  • During the statutory inspection of the Commissioner of Railway Safety, speed trials will be carried out, therefore the public are cautioned to be careful and not trespass the railway tracks.

Source: South Western Railway- Press Release | Images Credit: SWR