Bhubaneswar: Railways minister Ashwini Vaishnaw Friday discussed about Malkanagiri – Bhadrachalam Rail Line Project with railway officials, public representatives at Malkanagiri.

The 173.416 KMs long Malkanagiri – Bhadrachalam Rail Line Project has been sanctioned by Railway Board on 9th September, 2021 with an approx estimated cost of Rs 2800 crores. This project will have 213 bridges including 48 major and 165 minor bridges.

This proposed project will have stations at Malkanagiri, Badali, Kowasiguda, Rajanguda, Maharajpalli & Lunimanguda in Odisha and Kannapuram, Kutugutta, Pallu, Nandigama, Bhadrachalam & Pandurangapuram in Telengana.

Estimated cost for conducting survey (FLS) is Rs 307.64 lakhs has been sanctioned in January, 2022 and the contact awarded on 27th February, 2022 for Rs 231 lakhs. After studying various aspect of this project, the alignment has been fnialised. By June, 2022, the survey works will be completed.