NTPC Limited would be able to reduce the transportation cost of coal for the NTPC Kudgi Super thermal power station in Karnataka, to around Rs 200-500 per metric tonnes (mt) thereby bringing down the cost of electricity generation. The transit time will also be reduced by 8-15 hours.
The newly constructed 670-meter long bridge in south western railways is beneficial to NTPC Kudgi would also help the railways by handling more material with the available infrastructure. Besides with the availability of double lines, travel time from Sholapur in Maharashtra to Gadag in Karnataka will be reduced, saving time for the passengers. NTPC has provided assistance on doubling of the lines on the existing tracks from Hotgi, Maharashtra to Kudgi, Karnataka (134 kms) and provided support in the construction of two bridges on the river Bhima. NTPC is awaiting for the final approval from the South Western Railway and will start the operations as soon as it gets clearance.