Key features of the framework are:
• Cost of construction financed by HMRDC.
• Line capacity to be used primarily for goods services.
• Assured passenger services to the extent operated on the meter gauge.
• Running & operating costs of passenger services to be borne by the Railways.
• Cost of freight operations and maintenance of the line to be met by HMRDC.
• Revenues to Company to accrue from freight only.
• Revenues from passenger trains to accrue to IR.