Phase-II first stretch of MMTC to become ready soon

The South Central Railway (SCR) authorities are getting ready to commence operations on the first stretch of the Multi-Modal Transport System (MMTS) Phase-II.

Covering a distance of 6 kilometers between Tellapur and Ramchandrapuram, the railway line was to be opened by December 2017, but a report in The Hindu, quoting officials, said it would take another two months before the local trains could be operated.

It quoted senior officials as saying: “We have completed the work as per the construction schedule, including laying a single track and electrification. The next step is to go for rail safety certification.”

They added: “We are expecting the Commissioner of Rail Safety and other regulatory authorities to complete inspections in the course of next two months.” The next railway line to be completed as part of the project would be Bolarum-Medchal (12.5 km), where the track-laying and electrification work is expected to be completed by January 31.

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