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.