Panaji: Konkan Railway Corporation Ltd (KRCL) is planning to develop 21 new stations on its route and double 147-km stretch of the track, an official has said.

As a part of the modernisation project, 21 new railway stations would be added at strategic places on the Konkan route, KRCL’s general manager (strategic planning and business development) Joseph E. George told reporters here on Wednesday.

The addition will take the total number of stations on the route to 87 and reduce the distance between two stations to 8.3 km from 12.75 km, he said. “A total 147 km of the railway track would be doubled under the expansion and modernisation project on the Konkan route at a cost of Rs3,000 crore," he said.

Around 35 km of the railway track that would be doubled will pass through Goa region, George said at an interaction held on the achievements of railways in the state in last three years. The KRCL will also take up electrification work at a cost of Rs1,110 crore, he added.