The story of Konkan Railway

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Case Study Analysis
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Submitted BY Sreeranjini.R P2MBA11050 Amrita School Of Business,Amritapuri

it will take only 15 hours. Between Cochin and Bombay the saving was 12 hours and between Bombay and Goa 10 hours. 2. Today the Konkan Railway has got more than 4 tunnels. QUALITY  They constructed the railway line for 100 years. it would be 914 km. and as many as about 8000 minor bridges. Till the Konkan project came into existence.2 km under the Lonavala Ghats between Bombay and Pune. Even for one tunnel.041 km. Before the Konkan Railway project was completed the fastest train between Bombay and Mangalore used to take 41 hours. 4.127 km.KONKAN RAILWAY PROJECT INTRODUCTION The Konkan Railway project is 760-km railway line connecting Bombay to Mangalore along the West Coast of the country. Thus. The normal haulage distance between Bombay and Mangalore is 2. ADVANTAGES OF THIS PROJECT 1. If the Konkan Railway were constructed. between Cochin and Bombay it would be 513 km. Also have to construct in this line as many as 179 major bridges. which are more than 3 km in length. The saving between Bombay and Mangalore is something like 26 hours. a saving of 26 hours.1 km. They thought ahead of time and built railway line capable of carrying 160 km per hour. After this line was completed. About 300 bridges were road over-bridges and road under bridges. there would be a saving of 1. 3. the saving in travel time would also be immense. the investigations have . As a corollary. It had faced many political issues as it include the corporation of 4 states. The project took off so fast that there was no time to do detailed geo-technical investigations at every tunnel site. This shows the quality CHALLENGES: The project have to undergo many challenges as it was one of the major project ever in the history of India. The saving in haulage distance between Mangalore and Delhi would be 764 km. totalling a waterway of 21. when the line is completed. the longest tunnel in the Indian Railways was only 2.

 Assurance was given to the contractors that any decision they want will be given in 48 hours.got to be at very close intervals between bore holes.  Harshad Mehta scam made people to avoid investing in capital market. INNOVATION  This project is a highly innovative project. They found that in certain areas the geology encountered was totally unexpected. They took finance officers from railways for guidance. The entire power will be with the executive. Innovative approach can be seen in funding. They found that in most of the projects. decision from the Central Government to stop the works in the Goa sector.  Power for decision making is given to many to avoid delay for approval. land acquisition is a very painful process and that has been one of the major factors for delaying a project. and ventilation and in land acquisition. bridge foundation. DELAYS  Geological condition of tunnels in Goa. particularly in the railway side and also in the areas where forest and environmental issues are involved. communication.  They followed new technology which made them to complete their work faster in a better quality.  It was a paperless based on trust for many transactions. It was a slim structure and each one is responsible and accountable for their work. . Operations were transparent. welding.  Finance as government contributed only one-third of the part. They raised the money from the internal market through bonds. For this there was no time. FUNDING METHOD  Three-fourth of the project fund has to be raised from market. particularly in some of the tunnels in Goa area. ORGANISATIONAL STRUCTURE  It followed project organization structure.The land acquisition process and procedures was another challenge faced.