Doubling of the Gooty-Pendekallu Line
The Ministry of Railways has recently given the nod to the doubling of the railway line between Gooty and Pendekallu stations in Andhra Pradesh. Let’s take a look at what this means and how it will impact train travel between Hyderabad and Bengaluru.
- Doubling of Railway Line: Cost and Distance
- Critical Role of Gooty-Pendekallu Section
- Increased Passenger and Freight Traffic
- Ease of Train Movement and Improved Efficiency
- Focus on Doubling Critical and Saturated Sections
- Seamless Bidirectional Movement of Trains
- Impact on Socio-economic Development
- Connecting Hyderabad and Bengaluru
Doubling of Railway Line: Cost and Distance
The railway line between Gooty and Pendekallu stations covers a distance of 29.2 km and will cost an estimated Rs 352 crore for doubling.
Critical Role of Gooty-Pendekallu Section
This section falls under the South Central Railway (SCR) zone and handles busy train traffic between Hyderabad and Bengaluru. It plays an important role in connecting cities and beyond as most of the trains pass through this section.
Increased Passenger and Freight Traffic
Over the years, there has been a steady increase in both passenger and freight trains, leading to the saturation of the section. This has made the doubling of the railway line necessary.
Ease of Train Movement and Improved Efficiency
Doubling of the railway line between Gooty and Pendekallu stations will ease train movement and improve operational efficiency. It will also provide the opportunity to introduce more trains on this section.
Focus on Doubling Critical and Saturated Sections
The Ministry of Railways is focusing on doubling critical and saturated sections for incorporating agility in the mobility of trains. In addition to the Gooty-Pendekallu section, the Pendekallu and Guntur sections have already been sanctioned for doubling as part of the Guntakal-Guntur doubling project.
Seamless Bidirectional Movement of Trains
Another key section, Gooty-Dharmavaram, has also been converted into a double line section recently. Now, the Gooty-Pendekallu doubling will enable seamless bidirectional movement of trains along double lines between Hyderabad and Bengaluru and beyond.
Impact on Socio-economic Development
Doubling of railway lines will not only ease the movement of trains and reduce congestion but also give a shot in the arm of socio-economic development in these regions with faster moving passenger and freight trains.
Connecting Hyderabad and Bengaluru
The Gooty-Pendekallu section is critical for train travel between Hyderabad and Bengaluru. Doubling of the railway line will enable seamless bidirectional movement of trains along double lines between these two cities and beyond.
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