Shoranur, M'lore section to run on electricity soon

The cost of electrification of this line is estimated at Rs 302.50 crore with allocation of Rs 45.38 crore in the Eleventh Plan (2207-2012) and Rs 257.12 crore in the Twelfth Plan (2012-2017).

The route Shoranur-Mangalore-Penambur falls in the northern and western parts of Kerala and Karnataka on the Chennai-Mangalore corridor.

Major traffic moved on this section is food grains, coal to industries, hardware, fertilizers, coir, paper, timber, cement, rubber, petroleum products, mineral ore, copper and other electrical goods.

Electrification of Trivandrum to Shoranur and Shoranur to Chennai is already done and work is in progress in Trivandrum-Kanyakumari section.

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