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Special Purpose Vehicle for suburban rail to initially take up a few projects

The Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) to be set up for the suburban rail network for the city within a month will take up a few projects costing ` 1,745 crore on a priority basis.

Published: 27th July 2018 06:04 AM  |   Last Updated: 27th July 2018 06:04 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: The Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) to be set up for the suburban rail network for the city within a month will take up a few projects costing ` 1,745 crore on a priority basis, said Commissioner of the Directorate of Urban Land Transport (DULT) Darpan Jain. DULT is the implementing agency of the suburban rail on behalf of the state government. 

Speaking to The New Indian Express, Jain said that two doubling projects, automatic signalling and electrification works will be taken up. “When these are completed, 116 new suburban services can be introduced along these routes. At present, 122 suburban services, including 28 services launched within the last 1.5 years, are operational,” he said. 

Doubling and electrification will be carried out between these two routes: Baiyappanahalli to Hosur for a length of 48 kms and Yesvanthpur-Lottegahalli-Hebba-Banaswadi-Baiyappanahalli-Channasandra for a distance of 21.7 kms, Jain said. “In addition, automatic signalling between Baiyappanahlli to SA section and Bengaluru City-Yesvantpur- Tumukuru, Bengaluru City- Mandya and Yesvantpur-Yelahanka will also be taken up,” he added. These would be taken up as Phase-I of the suburban railway project. 



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