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SWR’s track doubling work faces hurdles in 3 places

Track doubling work by South Western Railway has reportedly been facing hurdles in three sections, said a Times of India report.

It said the doubling work on Toranagallu-Ranjitpura (22.9 km) is waiting for the approval of the railway board, the Birur-Shivamogga (60km) section has been frozen by the board and the Penukonda-Dharmavaram (41.5km) stretch will be handed over to RITES Ltd.

It quoted senior SWR official as saying: “We have submitted estimates for the Toranagallu-Ranjitpura section. But work is held up for want of the board’s sanction. The railways has also recommended freezing of Birur-Shivamogga section.”

The official added: “The tender for Penukonda-Dharmavaram section was recently opened, but now the project will be handed over to RITES.” RITES Ltd is a government-owned engineering consultancy firm.

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