Hubballi Sirsi Talaguppa Railway line: Funds released for FLS and DPR

Union Minister of Railways, Ashwini Vaishnaw has approved performing a Final Location Survey (FLS) and preparing a Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the Hubballi Sirsi Talaguppa Railway line project.

Ashwini Vaishnaw has sanctioned a sum of ₹3.95 Crores for the Final Location Survey and the preparation of the Detailed Project Report of the Hubballi Sirsi Talaguppa Railway line.

Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri, former Speaker of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly had written to the Railway minister to approve the FLS and DPR preparation of the railway line on 27th February.

Responding to his request, Union Minister of Railways, Ashwini Vaishnaw approved the request on the 15th of March. Mr Kageri has thanked the Railway minister for the same.

SWR has already completed the feasibility study for the direct railway line connecting Hubballi with Talaguppa via Sirsi. The project aims to link parts of Western Ghat with mainland Karnataka.

Survey of Hubballi Sirsi Talaguppa railway line completed
Expected Alignment of Hubballi Sirsi Talaguppa Railway line

The railway board sanctioned the work for conducting a feasibility study on 14th November 2019 for the new railway line connecting Talaguppa in Shivamogga district with Hubballi via Sirsi.

South Western Railway (SWR) completed the survey, and the feasibility report was submitted to the Railway board on 28th March 2023 for further action.

The Final Location Survey is done to prepare the actual blueprint of the work and to make accurate cost estimates. Sometimes, FLS may also include Traffic surveys.

Also read: Hubballi Ankola Railway line gets Green signal from High court.

Alignment of the new line: The length of Hubballi to Talaguppa‘s new railway line via Sirsi is likely to be around 167 RKm. The expected railway stations in between are as follows.

Talaguppa, Kavanchur, Siddapura, Mandikoppa, Talagunda, Bidralli, Sirsi, Anchalli, Haraganahalli, Pala, Siddanakoppa, Mundgod, Hungunda, Tadas, Belagali and Hubballi.

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