MARGAO: The state government will write to the central government to issue a notification invoking compulsory acquisition of land under the Railway Act, 1989, for a track-doubling project in the Mormugao taluka A meeting with the general manager of Rail Vikas Nigam was held at the office of the South Goa collector with reference to the procurement of land for the Madgaon-Vasco track- doubling project of the South Western Railway (SWR) at Cansaulim, Pale, Issorcim, Dabolim, Chicalim and Vasco, and to discuss the invocation of compulsory land acquisition under the Railways Act, 1989.Efforts by the state government to obtain consent of the interested parties to the proposal of land procurement for the Madgaon-Vasco doubling project of the SWR have failed despite multiple attempts to convince the parties to give consent to the move.An official press note said a number meetings were held with parties who had filed objections to the acquisition
Any Plan to Double Track the Below Section --- Kulem -- Dudh Sagar --- Castle Rock. Rest Entire Section Doubling and Electrification is OnGoing. Only this Particular Section is Single Electric Track.
As of now only electrification will happen in Braganza section
Bit difficult, can be taken in the end of this entire doubling section.
Good step by Goa Government.
Every two hours on average, a freight train pulls out of Mormugao Port, 6 km from Vasco. Each of its 58 wagons is covered with blue tarpaulin, the edges of which flap in the breeze, revealing what lies underneath — about 65,000 kg of coal, the toxic black dust hanging in the air like a shroud over each wagon.
This train sets off on an 18-hour, 352-km journey eastward to Karnataka’s Toranagallu in Bellary district, home of JSW Group’s steel and captive power plant.
The Indian Express tracked over a dozen such trains
Now this is the reason why doubling is at fast pace and why we can't get new trains on braganza ghat until doubling completes.