By Express News Service

VIJAYAWADA: The double line works along with electrification between Nallapadu and Perecherla for a distance of 7.8 km has been completed and commissioned, as part of the Guntur – Guntakal doubling and electrification project works on Thursday. 

According to a release by the South Central Railway (SCR), Guntur-Guntakal section is a vital railway link as it connects the Coastal belt of Andhra Pradesh with Rayalaseema and beyond South. At present, the trains are being operated on a single line which has become congested. To ease congestion on this section, construction of double line along with electrification was taken up. 

Accordingly, Guntur– Guntakal doubling and electrification project was sanctioned in 2016-17 at an estimated cost of Rs 3,887 crore for a distance of 404 km. With the completion of the Nallapadu-Perecherla stretch, a total of 59.8 km length of doubling works with electrification has been completed on the section. 

SCR GM Gajanan Mallya said the completion of the 7.8-km stretch will provide double line connectivity from Guntur to Satulur. Doubling and electrification works in the remaining sections of Guntur- Guntakal are progressing at a brisk pace. 

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