'Arasikere to Birur railwayline work to be completed soon'

The work on doubling the railway tracks from Arasikere to Birur and on new railway station has been taken up at an estimated cost of Rs 239 crore and the work will be completed within a few months, said Mysore division Railways Manager Vinod Kumar.

Speaking to presspersons after inspecting the ongoing work, he said that Kadur railway station has been upgraded as ‘B’ grade station. After the completion of the work on Chikmagalur railway track, Kadur railway station will be converted into Junction railway station.

The railway gate at K M Road will be closed after its completion. A small path is being laid near Santhekere bridge, to facilitate the movement of vehicles.

He said that there was acute shortage of drinking water in Kadur railway station. As the newly drilled borewells have gone dry, there is a need to construct water tank. The MLA should make an arrangement to supply water by the TMC, he said.

He said the MLA and the TMC should help in getting the land in front of the railway station to provide road connectivity to the bus shelter in Kadur.

The MLA urged the railway officials to give their nod for laying pipeline to supply drinking water to Jodithimmapura. To which, the officials replied positively.

The station master Shankaraiah said that all the trains will enter the second platform till the work on railway station is complete. Hence all the passengers have to wait for the train in the second platform. The officials visited Bisilehalli, Sakharayapattana, Kanivehalli, Chikmagalur railway stations. Senior divisional Manager (commercial) Dr Anoop Dayanand Saadu, Division Controller Rajalingam and others were present.

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