The 173.416 kilometre-long Malkangiri-Bhadrachalam rail line project was sanctioned by the Railway Board on September 9 last year with an estimated cost of Rs 2,800 crore. The project will have 213 bridges including 48 major and 165 minor bridges.
During his visit to Malkangiri, Railway Minister Vaishnaw was briefed about the project by the railway officials.
This proposed project will have stations at Malkangiri, Badali, Kowasiguda, Rajanguda, Maharajpalli and Lunimanguda in Odisha and Kannapuram, Kutugutta, Pallu, Nandigama, Bhadrachalam and Pandurangapuram in Telangana State.
More than Rs 3 crore was sanctioned three months ago for conducting a final location survey (FLS). A contract was awarded on February 27. After studying various aspects of the project, the alignment has been finalized. The survey works would be completed by June of this year, officials said.
Earlier in the day, the Railway Minister inaugurated several official buildings in the district. He also paid floral tribute to freedom fighter Shaheed Laxman Naik.
Salute to great freedom fighter Shaheed Laxman Naik.
ମହାନ୍ ବିପ୍ଲବୀ ତଥା ସ୍ୱାଧୀନତା ସଂଗ୍ରାମର ନାୟକ ଶହୀଦ୍ ଲକ୍ଷ୍ମଣ ନାୟକଙ୍କୁ ମୋର ଭକ୍ତିପୂର୍ଣ୍ଣ ଶ୍ରଦ୍ଧାଞ୍ଜଳି । pic.twitter.com/txx9D5NRSm — Ashwini Vaishnaw (@AshwiniVaishnaw) April 22, 2022