- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- RO-RO (Roll on – Roll off)
- 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.