doubling of railway track in the five hundred kilometer North south railway
corridor in Tamil Nadu between Chennai and Madurai will become fully
operational by next month as the work in a small stretch near Dindigul is
expected to be completed by that time, a spokesman of southern railway said.
newspersons on the outlay provided to the Southern railway in the recent Union
budget he said the work on doubling the railway line and electrification
between Kalpati Chatram and Tamaraipadi will get completed by March thus
opening the two way railway corridor between the two cities.
on the corridor could have been completed more than a year ago but for the poor
land acquisition work by the Dindigul Collectorate. The project should help in
running more passenger and freight trains in the most congested corridor of the
the completion of gauge conversion work between Tiruvarur to Pattukottai next
year (2019), a third railway corridor between Chennai and South Tamil Nadu will
become operational. Besides the Chord line Via Vridhachalam and the Main line
Via Thanjavur, this railway corridor will link Chennai through Tiruvarur,
Pattukottai, Karaikudi, Manamadurai and Virudhunagar.
spokesman said the a sum of Rs 2548 crores have been earmarked for
developmental projects in the railway during the current financial year as
against Rs 2287 Crores provided in the previous year.
entire railway network in Tamil Nadu and Kerala will become electrified in the
next three years. A major railway electrification project between Erode and
Tiruchirapalli has been commissioned recently.
rail link between Tamil Nadu and Kerala through Punalur to link Madurai with Kollam
will be commissioned next month with the completion of gauge conversion work on
the Western Ghats section near Punaluar.
major railway project cleared in the budget is the doubling of railway track
between Hosur and Beypanahalle to provide improved rail connectivity to
the commissioning of a full- fledged railway terminal at Tambaram more trains
will originate from this terminal shortly the spokesman said.