Work on Widening of Road to Mangalore Junction Begins Under Amrit Bharat Station Scheme

Work on Widening of Road to Mangalore Junction Begins Under Amrit Bharat Station Scheme

The work on upgrading Mangalore Junction under the Amrit Bharat Station Scheme with the widening of the approach road from Padil has begun. The Railway Ministry had sanctioned ₹19.32 crore to develop Mangalore Junction under the Amrit Bharat Station Scheme and already released ₹10.5 crore.

The 500m existing single-lane concrete road branching out of Padil-Jalligudde/Bajal is being widened to a two-lane concrete road to facilitate smooth movement of vehicles into and out of the station. Mud on the existing road flank is being excavated even as wet mix macadam is under progress to support the concrete paved road along the stretch. The widening work will take about two months to get completed as two culverts on the stretch have to be extended and rebuilt.

The station building would be improved with a better elevation representing the coastal Karnataka architecture, while the circulating area would have a well-designed road with adequate provisions for vehicle parking and other facilities. The passenger concourse too would get a makeover with well-designed interiors.

Mangalore Junction is one of the prominent stations along the West coast, from Thiruvananthapuram to Ahmedabad. Almost all passing trains from South to North and vice-versa halt here for coach watering.

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