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Blog Entry# 2052813  
Posted: Nov 08 2016 (14:08)

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Nov 08 2016 (07:11)   Prabhu: Expedite rail track doubling in Goa

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MARGAO: Union railways minister Suresh Prabhu on Monday instructed officials of the Konkan Railway Corporation Limited (KRCL) and the South Western Railway (SWR) to expedite the modalities pertaining to the track doubling of the railway route in the Goa sector.
At a meeting convened by him alongwith Goa chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar, Prabhu reviewed the progress of various railway projects in Goa. State chief secretary R K Srivastava, secretary (finance), Daulat Hawaldar; secretary (revenue), Sudhir Mahajan, principal conservator of forest, Ajai Saxena, principal chief engineer (PWD), U Parsekar, and other senior officials of the state government were present for the meeting.
the railways, A K Gupta, general manager, SWR, A K Jain, divisional railway manager, SWR, Sanjay Gupta, chairman-cum-managing director, KRCL, Rajendra Kumar, director (way & works), KRCL, and other senior officials attended the meeting. Double tracking of the Tinaighat-Castle Rock and Kulem(Colem)-Vasco section comprises the second phase of the project.
While work on the Tinaighat-CastleRock section is underway, work on the Kulem-Vasco section is yet to commence. 80km of the 97km stretch of Tinaighat-Castle Rock and Kulem-Vasco section lies within Goa, while 17 km is in Karnataka. Phase I of the project consists of doubling of the 245km track between Hospet and Tinaighat.

Nov 08 2016 (14:08)
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There had been opposition to doubling of tracks in Goa by a section of people. This task may not be easy one.

Nov 24 2016 (09:15)
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On one side people blame that swr is not providing sufficient trains to vasco. On another side they are opposing for doubling(clr-mao), how can new trains be sanctioned on saturated single line.

Nov 24 2016 (09:31)
For Better Managed Indian Railways~   1933 blog posts
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But why the ppl are opposing the doubling?

Nov 24 2016 (11:40)
Golgumbaz exp via Gadag Yalvigi new line~   4303 blog posts   325 correct pred (69% accurate)
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They don't want loose there land for expansion. In qlm-mao section you will find houses/plots close to tracks.

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