Bangalore - Mysore track to be doubled by 2014
The Railways will complete doubling of track between Bangalore and Mysore by 2014. Announcing this, Union minister of state for railways KH Muniyappa said land acquisition hurdles to the project have finally been cleared. He said 138 km of track has to be doubled and has been sanctioned in three phases — Bangalore to Kengeri (12km), Kengeri to Ramnagaram (32 km) and Ramanagaram to Mysore (94 km). Although these works were sanctioned between 2003 and 2008, work never started because of right-of-way issues in Mandya. “Fifty acres of land has to be acquired in Mandya district. The work was supposed to be over by 2011. The delay is because of land issues,” he said.