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 district of Odisha, Vizianagaram and Vishakaphatnam districts of Andhra Pradesh will be benefited through this project.
The doubling from Kattavalasa to Koraput traverses entirely through the States of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh. The doubling is necessitated in view of the demand of increasing goods traffic due to increase in production of goods and minerals in the vast catchment and subsequent transportation requirement resulting in the requirement.