Secunderabad-Mudkhed railway project gains momentum
By Nandkumar Pudhari
The Rs 300 crore gauge conversion project of the South Central Railway between Secunderabad and Mudkhed has picked up momentum over the last few months. One stretch (49 km) of the 269-route km-length, between Mudkhed and Dharmabad, in Nanded district of Maharashtra, was completed and thrown open to traffic on June 4, 2002.
Another stretch of 39 km between Dharmabad and Nizamabad is likely to be completed by July 2002. The movement of freight traffic is expected to commerce by mid-July and passenger traffic by this month-end. The stretch includes strengthening of a major bridge across Godavari river at Basar.
Work has also commenced from the Secunderabad end. The Secunderabad-Bolarum section is scheduled for completion during the current fiscal.
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