BENGALURU: The South-Western Railway (SWR) on Sunday made it official that the track doubling work between Tumakuru and Gubbi (18 km) in South Karnataka has been commissioned recently. It consists of three stations (including 1 halt station). A media communication from SWR said that the doubling work is part of Arsikere-Tumakuru doubling project (96 km) which was sanctioned in 2015-16 for Rs 578 Cr. This project is fully funded by Ministry of Railways. This is the second completed section of aforesaid doubling project, other being Arsikere-Karadi which was completed in last year November. The entire project is scheduled for commissioning in 2020-21, Railway added. The doubling has been completed at a cost of Rs 108 Crores. The section has three stations viz., Heggere (Halt), Mallasandra and Gubbi stations. 28 minor bridges, 3 major bridges and 2 Road Under Bridges have been constructed as part of the doubling. One new Foot Over Bridge has been provided at Gubbi railway station. Tumakuru – Gubbi (18 km) stretch is on Bengaluru–Huballi line spanning 478 km of which 400 km is in Mysuru Division and the rest is in Bengaluru Division. Doubling of Railway track in this section will increase line capacity of this important line connecting Bengaluru to Huballi, Belagavi, Mumbai etc., This will give impetus to rail infrastructure in the region. It constitutes the main trunk route for Karnataka. The doubling project once completed fully will result in much faster movement of trains and improve intercity connectivity, added Railways.