Rail Vikas to do line electrification in TN

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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