168-Kilometre Bengaluru Suburban Railway Project Inches Forward


168-Kilometre Bengaluru Suburban Railway Project Inches Forward

The South Western Railways has prepared a pre-feasibility report for the long-pending Bengaluru suburban railway, which envisages an investment of Rs. 12,000 crore for the 168-kilometer network, nearly half of which will be elevated, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said.

He also announced that Indian Railways will invest Rs. 75,000 crore on a signalling system project to be implemented across India.

“We will bring the most modern technology of European Train Control System in India and it will be implemented across the country. It will ensure safe journey,” he told reporters here Thursday evening.

He did not give further details for either project.

Mr Goyal also said the Railways will invest Rs. 5,000 crore for upgrading stations and bringing in the most modern locomotives rail coaches. Read More…

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