Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd will take care of electrification work of Villupuram-Cuddalore port-Mayiladuturai-Thanjavur, and Mayiladuturai-Thiruvarur (228 km) section.
According to a press release from Southern Railway, the estimated cost is Rs 218.41 crore
The Villupuram-Thanjavur railway line electrification in the Southern Railway was one of the major projects announced in the 2017-18 Union Budget.
Electrification of the section will provide an alternative route to the Chennai-Tiruchchirappalli section via Villupuram-Mayiladuturai-Thanjavur and connect the ports of Cuddalore and Karaikal on electric traction.
On completion, energy-efficient and eco-friendly Mainline Electric Multiple Units can be operated in these sections. This will reduce commuting time for rail-users, especially students in the delta region.
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