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Obstacles overcome for the Port connectivity project
Mr.G.Chandrasekar Mar 23 2023 Marine News

Obstacles overcome for the Port connectivity project

Decks have been cleared for Doubling of Railway track from the Marmugoa Port to Northern Karnataka with Goa’s land acquisition authority dismissing objections to the infrastructure project between Kulem and Vasco and on environmental grounds.

Kulem to Vasco is near the entrance of the port from where the doubling of railway tracks commences to evacuate iron ore for the steel mills in Northern Karnataka. The authority has dismissed all objections raised on environmental grounds paving the way for acquisition of 0.9985 hectares of land in villages situated near the entrance of the Port.

The Office of Dy Collector and Sub Divisional Officer, Vasco Da Gama has issued a public notice announcing the award of required land for the Special Railway Project of Hospet – Hubli – Tinaighat – Vasco-da-Gama doubling, in Goa. The project is being executed by Rail Vikas Nigal Limited(RNVL).

The land is proposed to be acquired by the Ministry of Railways South Western Railway (Construction Organisation), Government of India, under the Railway Act, 1989 for the public purpose of doubling of railway track from Kulem to Vasco-da-Gama.

Dy. Collector & S.D.O., Mormugao has been appointed as the Competent Authority’ to perform the acquisition of such area as specified in the notification for the Special Railway project.

As per South Western Railway statistics 75.16 per cent of the 352.58 Km Hospet -Hubli-Londa-Vasco-da-gama double tracking work has been completed. The cost of the 100 per cent Railway Funded Project is put at Rs 3692.60 crore.The Land acquisition authority rejects all 20 objections to double tracking raised on objection ground on Kulem to Vasco line
A total 26 objections were raised by citizens with regards to proposed land acquisition notification for double tracking of Kulem to Vasco-da-Gama rail route. Of these 26 objections, 20 were pertaining to environmental issues and probable increase of ore transportation after railway doubling.