The Commissioner for Railway Safety has given the green signal for operation of trains on the 36 km new railway track between Arasikere and Karadi section of the Mysuru Railway Division.
While no new trains will be introduced immediately, the doubling of this section is set to improve the punctuality of trains running between Bengaluru and Arasikere, Bengaluru and Hubballi as well as between Araisikere and Hubballi as trains can be run on both rail lines in future.
Chief administrative officer of South Western Railway Zone KC Swami told The New Indian Express that the certification was received late on Friday.
Built at a cost of nearly Rs 360 crore, this forms one part of the 96-km Arasikere-Tumukuru route which will be doubled in the next three years at a cost of Rs 960 crore. Read More