Doubling of this line will greatly ease the ever increasing freight traffic between these sections thereby increasing the revenue of Railways. The project is likely to be completed in the next seven years during 12th and 13th Plan period.
Koraput and Rayagada districts of Odisha will be benefited through this project.
The existing line Koraput-Singapur Road is used as a transportation corridor of goods traffic mainly for minerals and mine products. The demand of goods traffic on the existing single line is increasing over a period due to increase of production of goods and minerals in the vast catchment and subsequent transportation requirement resulting in the requirement of doubling of the existing single line to cater to the goods traffic on this already saturated line.