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KRCL, MRPL to jointly construct railway siding facility worth Rs 82 cr near Thokur station

KRCL, MRPL to jointly construct railway siding facility worth Rs 82 cr near Thokur station


Mangalore Today News Network

Mangaluru, Dec 23, 2016 : Konkan Railway Corporation Ltd Chairman  and Managing Director Sanjay Gupta has said that a Railway Siding facility for the benefit of MRPL would be constructed at a cost of around Rs 82 crore. The work would be  jointly taken up by the KRCL and MRPL.


Sanjay Gupta


Speaking to reporters here on December 22, Thursday  he said tenders for the project would be invited in January  and that the project would come up near the Thokur railway station of Konkan Railway Corporation.

Gupta informed that the  proposed siding with automatic loading facility  would  facilitate  loading products inside the MRPL premises itself. The length of the siding will be 1.5 km and the project is expected to be completed within 2 years, Gupta informed.

He also  said the works of constructing half rake siding facilities at Thokur for the benefit of industries  located at SEZ is already underway and added that the 330 meter long  siding is being constructed at a  cost of  Rs 1.75 crore.

The proposal to double the Konkan Railway route at a cost of Rs 4,500 crore has  got an in-principle approval from the Railway Ministry, Gupta informed.

 


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