The delay in land acquisition by the state government seems to have cast a shadow on the ambitious Tumakuru-Chitradurga-Davangere railway line project that was announced almost a decade ago.
Even as Tumakuru is making strides by being the industrial node of Chennai-Bengaluru Industrial Corridor and being selected as a sister city of Denmark’s Aalborg on Thursday, the Union Railway ministry on Thursday clarified that it cannot execute any work until the state completes land acquisition for the project.
Drawing the attention of the Union Railway Ministry, a parliamentarian from Chitradurga A Narayanaswamy sought
🔹Tumakuru - Rayadurgam and Tumakuru - Chitradurga - Davanagere are separate projects
🔹Tumakuru - Rayadurgam passes through Urukere, Koratagere, Madhugiri, Madakasira, Pavagada and Kalyanadurgam (parallel to SH) and joins Rayadurgam - Ballari line
🔹Tumakuru - Chitradurga - Davanagere line passes through Urukere, Siraa, Hiriyur, Chitradurga, Bharmasagara (parallel to NH 48) and joins Davanagere - Hubballi line
🔹Yes, if Tumakuru - Rayadurgam line is commissioned
There will be Private Bus Lobby also behind delays in some key routes + Interest of the Politicians in providing basic infra to public.
Other Countries execute such prime projects on priority at less time. More you delay more the cost.
Somehow I feel Tk-Rdg line will get complete first compared to Tk-Dvg line. Because LA and line is almost ready in AP. Whereas LA between Tk-Cta is not going good, needs more active interest by elected leaders.
I also think TK - RDG line will get completed first. LA for TK - CTA - DVG line must be speeded up. Both these lines will become game changer once commissioned
Right, Initially thought after Tk-Rdg commissioning in future, Tk-Cta-Dvg will also get commissioned in a year or two. But now it looks like difference of year will be ~5yrs.