STRENGTH

  • Connects Karnataka’s major port.
  • Line Capacity to transport 7 Million Tonnes.
  •  Stabilized Rail Link.
  • 90 Cr Loan Amortized within 3 years of CoD.
  • 140.79 Cr Sub-debt cleared as on 31.03.2017

WEAKNESSES

  • High dependence on Iron-Ore or coal.
  • Oligopolistic customers.
  • Operational constraints – gradient & 8°Curves
  • Need of Multiple locos
  • Speed restrictions – 30 KMPH in Ghat Section.
  • Detention due to a variety of reasons.

OPPORTUNITIES

  • Steady Iron Ore Traffic if KIOCL expands and Export market may commence.
  • Coal Import for Steel and Power Plants.
  • Heritage Tours and Treks possible.
  • Doubling Environmental friendly.
  • CONCOR.
  • RO-RO (Roll on – Roll off)

THREATS

  • Natural calamities- Land slides, Heavy rains.
  • Higher Maintenance costs.
  • Huge Capital Expenditure to strengthen track & bridges.
  • Dwindling traffic movement.
  • Upcoming new port – Belekeri (UBL-Ankola section)
  • Gas Pipe line between Mangalore-Bangalore.
  • Premature replacement of Assets.