As a part of the modernisation project, 21 new railway stations would be added at strategic places on the Konkan route, KRCL's General Manager (strategic planning and business development) Joseph E George told reporters here yesterday.
The addition will take the total number of stations on the route to 87 and reduce the distance between two stations to 8.3 kms from 12.75 kms, he said.
"A total 147 kms of the railway track would be doubled under the expansion and modernisation project on the Konkan route at a cost of Rs 3,000 crore," he said.
The KRCL will also take up electrification work at a cost of Rs 1,110 crore, he added.
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