Prime Minister Modi lays the foundation stone for the reconstruction of the Mysuru marshalling yard

The long-awaited expansion and transformation of Mysuru Station will be tackled at a cost of ₹395.73 crore and will involve the construction of three additional platforms

The long-awaited expansion and transformation of Mysuru Station will be tackled at a cost of ₹395.73 crore and will involve the construction of three additional platforms

In a major push for rail infrastructure in Mysuru, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the groundwork for nearly £488 million worth of projects on June 20 to meet the city’s future needs.

Mr. Modi will be in Mysuru for two days starting June 20 to take part in a variety of programs aside from leading the main event of the International Day of Yoga, which will be held on June 21 at the palace grounds.

The long-awaited expansion and transformation of Mysuru Station will be tackled at a cost of ₹395.73 crore and will involve the construction of three additional platforms. Similarly, a yard remodel is underway in Naganahalli at a cost of ₹92.07 crore

The project aims to meet Mysuru’s needs for the next three to four decades, removing traffic bottlenecks and congestion that pave the way for additional trains to operate.

Sharing the details of the various railway projects under the Mysuru Railway Division, Mr. Pratap Simha, MP, said on June 18 that Mysuru Railway Station will have a third entry point in addition to the existing two entry/exit points. The station will retain its historic facade and ambiance, but there will be modern facilities for the convenience of passengers, he said.

The yard remodeling and expansion of Mysuru Station will entail the demolition of the existing housing in the railway colony, which is already in a dilapidated condition. They were built more than 60 years ago and are not suitable for future settlement.

So the authorities came up with the idea of ​​reclaiming 65 acres of railroad land by demolishing the colony and expanding the station by adding three new platforms, four additional pit lines for rake maintenance, four siding lines, and an additional shunting neck. New railway quarters are being built to house the existing staff, Mr Simha said.

The original proposal was to have a new terminal for Mysuru at Naganahalli on the outskirts of the city at a cost of over £789m. But the project required 165 acres and the state government was reluctant to acquire the land, taking the position that it would only facilitate acquisition and remained silent on financing the acquisition costs.

With the project not getting off the ground, the railroad authorities came up with the idea of ​​reclaiming their own land in the railroad colony, which would not only save time but also be more cost-effective.

However, the Naganahalli yard conversion will not be completely abandoned, and in addition to a new platform, the railway will have a MEMU shed to facilitate the launch of suburban services for daily commuters. Mr. Rahul Agarwal, Divisional Railway Manager, Mr. Ravichandra, Senior Divisional Engineer (Coordination), Manjunath Kanamadi, Senior Divisional Commercial Manager were present.

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