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Proposal for electrification of Mysuru-Hassan-Mangaluru line in Union Budget-2018

Short by: NISHAN PUTHRAN

the proposal for electrification of the Mysore-Hassan-Manglore line, that passes through the verdant Shiradi range of the Western Ghats. If the proposal is implemented, the trains can run at far greater speed than they do now.

The ‘Pink Book’ released by the South Western Railway (SWR) indicates that budgetary allocation has been made for upgrading four railway lines in South Karnataka, one of which is the 347km-long Mysuru-Hassan-Mangaluru line. The proposal is to provide a sum of Rs 315.8 crore for electrification of the line in question that connects coastal Karnataka with Bengaluru.

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