Konkan Railway is a vital link between Mumbai and Mangalore traversing through a distance of 741 Kms along the Western Ghats covering Four States viz. Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka & Kerala. It’s entire stretch is very unique, picturesque & comprises of difficult terrain which has been overcome by Konkan Railway and therefore it is recognized as an Engineering Marvel. It’s journey has been arduous and challenging during the construction phase which started in the year 1990. This year Konkan Railway is celebrating its 26th foundation day on 15th october 2016.
The Konkan Railway has generated Operating Surplus from the day one of its Operational Phase. During the financial year 2015-16, Konkan Railway has achieved a Net Profit of ` 129.5 Crs as againest ` 39.39 Crs during financial year 2014-15.The Project Revenue has also shown an improving trend of ` 526 Crs during the financial year 2015-16 as againest ` 350 Crs during financial year 2014-15. The upward trand is continuing even in 2016-17 also.
MOU between Indian Railway and Konkan Railway for the Financial year 2016-17 was signed on 31.08.2016.
Three New Trains have been introduced viz. H.Nizamuddin- Goa (Bi-Weekly) Rajdhani Express, Madgoan-LTT Double Decker (Triweekly) and Indore-Kochuveli (Weekly) Express and 240 Nos of Ganpati specials have been run on Konkan Railway route during Ganpati Festival 2016.
New Halt Station has been inaugurated by Hon'ble MR at Veravali on 25.03.2016.
New PRS inaugurated by Hon’ble MR at Malvan Post Office on 20.08.2016.
In order to make travel of our valued customers more user-friendly, 'Travelator’ at Ratnagiri station and ‘Escalators’ at Madgaon & Udupi stations have been commissioned.
04 Nos of new ATMs were provided over KR stations. CCTV Video Surveillance system also installed at Seventeen stations.
86 Nos of Modular Shelters and 344 benches have been provided at various stations.
As an innovative technology for disposal of human waste in eco-friendly manner bio-toilets have been installed at three stations.
Station upgradation work has been completed at Kankavali, Kudal & Sawantwadi Terminus -Phase-I and work is in progress at Chiplun & Sawantwadi Terminus Phase- II.
Konkan Railway signs MOU with M/s. Sapoorji Pallonji Co. Pvt. Ltd. (SPCPL) for Construction of New Railway Line from Chiplun to Karad, in the august presence of Shri Suresh Prabhu, Hon'ble Minister for Railways & Shri Devendra Fadnavis, Hon'ble Chief Minister of Maharashtra on 12.08.2016.
George Fernandes Institute of Tunnel Technology was inaugurated by Hon'ble MR at Goa on 23rd october 2015. Three courses were organised in which 48 peoples have been trained. Ramkrishna Hegde Institute for Skill Development started at Udupi on 16th november 2015 in which 460 local youths have been trained.
Additional traffic facility woks like second pit line, new coach maintainence shed have been provided at Madgaon station.
Hon’ble MR has performed Bhumi Poojan for new Railway Stations at Kharepatan between Rajapur and Vaibhavwadi, Kadwai between Aravali RD and Sangameshwar, Innanje Presently halt station between Udupi and Padbudri, Mirjan between Gokarna and Kumta stations, Achirne between Vaibhawvadi-Nandgaon Stations, Kalbani between Diwankhavati and Khed, Goregoan Road Presently halt station between Mangaon & Veer and Soundal (Halt Station).
Continuing our endeavours to promote usage of clean energy, Corporation has installed Solar Power Plant of 25 KWp of Mounted solar Power plants at Kudal Station, 20 KWp solar Power plants at Sawantwadi, 7 KWp each at Thivim and Udupi, 2 KWp each at Khed, Chiplun & Kankavali stations and 9.5 KWp on roof top of two coaches have been installed. Work for 25 KWp Solar Power Plant at Chiplun & Kankavali are in process.
In 2015-16, 729 employees were promoted out of which 37 nos were promoted as Executives. 7th Pay Commission & VRS has been implemented. Women in Public Sector (WIPS ) Cell was made live on DISHA in March 2016 for speedy redressal of grievances of women employee. Training in housekeeping, computer literacy and personality development is being imparted to staff across various grades.
Konkan Railway has actively participated in various Swachhata Abhiyan a part of nationwide Swachhta Abhiyan and Motto of cleanliness drive is coined as Swachh Rail-Swachh Bharat. Special emphasis has been given to improve the cleanliness of station and trains. In addition, a special focus is being given on quality of drinking water, swachh ahaar, cleaning of drains, adequacy of dustbins etc. During these campaigns intensive cleaning activity is undertaken at all the stations.
The various activities undertaken during this special drive in which Corporation had planted 1,04,000 saplings from April to September 2016 and Solar Power Plant of various capacity have been installed at various locations on Konkan Railway route.
Futuristic Rail connectivity / Infrastructure project on Konkan route:
Work of Doubling of Roha- Veer Section is in progress
Electrification work of Konkan Railway will start shortly.
Jaigarh Digni Rail Link – Procurement of land is in progress and work is likely to start soon.
MOU signed with CONCOR for ICD at Balli, Goa (Multi Modal Logistics Park) on 19.06.2016.
Construction of freight siding for MRPL Mangalore is in progress.