Udupi: Shobha Karandlaje symbolically inaugurates electrification of Konkan Rail  


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Udupi, June 20: Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare symbolically inaugurated the electrification of the entire 740-km Konkan railway stretch at the Indrali Railway station here on Monday, June 20, at the same time as Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated the electrification project to the nation in Bengaluru.

In her address,  Shobha Karandlaje said, ‘this was a dream of  people of the Konkan region. Konkan railway is the lifeline of the India’s coastal region and is our pride. When the Konkan railway name  comes, I would like to remember George Fernandes on this occasion. The project was completed after weathering several environmental problems. It is a connecting link between the North and the South. Now, ten trains are operational on this line. The electrification will help in saving Rs 380 crore annually to the Centre and also help in saving Rs 180 crore towards fuel costs besides another Rs 120 crore towards maintenance. This is a pollution free mode of transport with low fuel consumption. About 16 express trains and 10 goods trains will travel on this route.”

She said, “Prime Minister Modi is aiming to develop the entire Indian railways network on a single gauge. India’s rail network runs to about 67,956 kilometer out of which gauge conversion has been completed on 45,881 km route and the remaining route will be completed by 2024. The budgetary allocation for the project will be Rs 13,500 crore. Development of road transport and railway network is an important factor to develop business and trade.”

Shobha Karandlaje said Prime Minister has taken up many projects for completion as promised to the public when he assumed power. “Prime Minister Modi has accorded priority to many sectors and has achieved success. One more dream is doubling the farmers’ income and raising GDP level up to 25%. Modi also dreamt India to be one among the top 10 food exporting countries. Over the years, we obtained 9th place in Top-10 countries,” she added

B B Nikkam, Regional manager, Karwar Region office, Konkan Railway delivered the keynote address.

Sumithra Nayak, president, City Municipality Council Udupi and Sudha Krishnamurthy, PRO, Konkan Railway were present.

Rajesh Nayak, senior PRO, Konkan Railway welcomed the gathering. 

 

 

  

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  • dinesh, dubai/Nitte

    Tue, Jun 21 2022

    Why a much needed 2010 then railway minister Mamata banerjee sanctioned Nandikoor-Karkala/Moodabidri-Ujire(darmasthala road) -Charmadi-Mudigeri project just 120 Km new railway line project in cold storage???, which will act as a alternative line to Subramanya, Sakaleshpur Ghat line present connectto bengaluru in all rainly season gets closed for many days, Serves as great help to NMPT/Karwar port all weather connectivity also reduces the time of journey to bengaluru to udupi just six hours.

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  • karthik, Qatar

    Tue, Jun 21 2022

    summary is second highest tax paying district (TULUNAD) is totally neglected. Why our representatives not taking up with center that too it reduces the travel time to Mnagalore Udupi by 4 hours less than 8 Hrs reach Bangalore. Also a alternative link if Sakaleshpur line gets blocked

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  • Naresh, Kerala

    Tue, Jun 21 2022

    First improve the train services between Mangalore to Bangalore. When the buses take just 8 to 9 hours, the trains take more than 12 hours to reach Bangalore from Mangalore. Also bowing to the pressure tactics of the bus lobby, night trains are on the lower side. Any new trains introduced gets extended to Kannur and benefits the passengers from Kerala more than Karnataka. Remembering George Fernandes is good, but it would be better if something is done for the improvement of the road from Indrali mosque to the Railway Station which is named after him,,,,, This one good deed will be better than hundred good words about him.

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  • Prakash, Padubidri

    Mon, Jun 20 2022

    I can't explain Udupi railway station road and railway station still not developed and road like we are going to catching fish who is responsible our local MLA ya shoba

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  • Prakash, Padubidri

    Mon, Jun 20 2022

    I can't explain Udupi railway station road and railway station still not develop and road like we are going to catching fish who is responsible our local MLA ya shoba

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  • Alwyn, Mangalore

    Mon, Jun 20 2022

    Shobha Karandlaje symbolically inaugurates electrification of Konkan Rail . From where they are going to get the electricity?? From China or Gujarat? ಅರ್ಧ ಕಲಿತವನ ಆಬ್ಬರ ಹೆಚ್ಚು. ಅಲ್ಪನಿಗೆ ಐಶ್ವರ್ಯ ಬಂದರೆ ಅರ್ದರಾತ್ರಿಲೀ ಕೊಡೆ ಹಿಡಿದ ಹಾಗೆ.

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  • Karuna, Bengaluru

    Mon, Jun 20 2022

    Congratulating the Konkan Railway for electrification of the route, I have few more suggestions to improve the service . First one is doubling the track . Second they should seriously think of HSR simmilar to the one proposed between Mumbai and Ahmadabad. The track can comnect Mumbai to Trivandrum and if simmilar track is also provided between Mangalore and Bengaluru, trains can run from Mumbai to Bangalore via Mangalore at a shorter time than 24 hours which the current trains take to travel from Bengaluru to Mumbai

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  • Prakash, Mangalore

    Mon, Jun 20 2022

    Today over 600 Trains cancelled amid 'Agnipath' protests. Who is responsible this?

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  • Ben D'Souza Prabhu, Mangalore, Bombay Bandra now in Canada

    Mon, Jun 20 2022

    Oh dears ! What an Happy and Encouraging Development I come to know about our " Konkan Railway " progressing so well by our loving Polititions al the time ! May the Almighty Grant sufficient Progress !!!

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Mon, Jun 20 2022

    ಕಾಲೆಂ ಸಾಯ್ಬಾ...... ಭಾರೀ ಭಾರೀ ಅರ್ಗಾಂ ಆನಿಂ ಹೊಗ್ಳಾಪ್ ....ತಿಕಾ..??

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Mon, Jun 20 2022

    reaping the benefits of hard work of George Fernandes...brashta party does not do anything..just enjoyin work done by Congress and other non-brashta govts earlier..

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  • Sameer, Riyadh

    Mon, Jun 20 2022

    "raising GDP level up to 25%"? Haha...Madam, It is GDP, Not 40% commission that anyone can increase it as per your wishes. Someone please explain to this lady that GDP is dependent on many factors. It is GDP madam..not GooduDeePa..

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