Present status of the Kotipalli-Navasapuram railway line works
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
QUESTION NO 474
ANSWERED ON 20.07.2018
Kotipalli Navasapuram railway line
474 Shri C.M. Ramesh
Will the Minister of RAILWAYS be pleased to state :-
(a) the present status of the Kotipalli-Navasapuram railway line works;
(b) whether the work would be completed within the stipulated period of three years; and
(c) if so, the details thereof?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (SHRI RAJEN GOHAIN)
(a): A New Line between Kotipalli-Narsapur (Navasapuram) (57.21 km) was sanctioned in the year 2000-01 at a cost of Rs.329.05 Cr. The latest estimated cost is Rs.2120.16 Cr. This project involves construction of three important bridges (i) on river Gauthami (44X76.5m) (3.516 km) (ii) on river Vainatheya (20X76.25m) (1.598 km) & (iii) on river Vasistha (17X76.25m) (1.358 km). Work for foundation and sub structure of Gauthami Bridge (44 x 76.5m steel girder) has been commenced. Tender for foundation and substructure of two important bridges on river Vainatheya and Vasistha Bridges has also been awarded in May 2018. Further, land acquisition has been taken up. Out of total 930 acres of land required for the project, 276 acres land has been acquired between Kotipalli-Amalapuram.
(b) & (c) The completion of Railway project requires clearances from various departments of State Governments and Central Ministries like acquisition of land, statutory clearance like forestry and wild life, shifting of utilities etc. Therefore, time line for completion of project cannot be fixed.