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News Entry# 465208
Sep 19 (13:41) Survey to double 385 km of rail lines in TN begins (www.newindianexpress.com)
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News Entry# 465208  Blog Entry# 5070003   
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Sep 19 2021 (14:41)
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CHENNAI: With single railway lines reaching saturation and demand for new lines growing, the railway board has given a green light to conduct a traffic and location survey for doubling of 385 km of single lines in three routes.
The construction wing of the Southern Railway recently commenced the final location survey for laying a second line in Erode-Karur (65 km), Katpadi-Vellore-Tiruvannamalai-Villupuram (160.10 km), and Salem-Karur-Dindigul (160 km) sections. The funds were allocated by the railway board in the Budget.
The final survey involves assessing the tentative route along with the quantum of land
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required for the project. “During the preliminary engineering-cum-traffic survey conducted a few years ago, freight and passenger traffic potential, classification of land and rate of return for the project had been studied. A final report will be sent to the board for approval,” said a senior railway official.
The zonal railway also took up an updation survey for a new line between Ariyalur and Namakkal via Perambalur, Turaiyur and Tattyya Nagar Pettai (108 km). Presently, the Chennai Egmore-Madurai (496 km) and Chennai Central-Coimbatore (497 km) chord lines provide connectivity from the capital city to southern and western districts. Both these sections are electrified double lines.
The two chord lines are linked through single lines facilitating transport facilities for the en-route districts. The lines are Arakkonam-Kancheepuram-Chengapattu, Katpadi-Villupuram, Erode-Karur-Dindigul, Salem-Attur-Virudhachalam, Salem-Namakkal-Karur-Tiruchy, and Salem-Namakkal-Karur-Dindigul. “The board approves projects considering various factors such as demand, track utilisation, land cost and rate of return. It would be premature to predict if these projects will get nod immediately,” said a railway official.
G Elangkavi, former member, Zonal Railway Users’ Consultative Committee (ZRUCC), Southern Railway, said, “The western region has been deprived of train connectivity for several years and the new line works between Erode and Palani has remained a non-starter for decades. The railways should consider doubling these lines at the earliest.”

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Sep 19 (19:18)
irifan2015
irifan2015   1324 blog posts
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Erode Palani line- 110 km- is not progressing at all.
Why can't we explore a Tiruppur to Udumalaipettai line via Palladam? Just 60-65 kms and links Tiruppur with its taluks of Palladam and Udumalaipettai. Can act as a Erode Palani line with 150 kms -- Erode Tiruppur Palladam Udumalai Palani. Can act as a chord link for Coimbatore Erode line and Coimbatore Madurai line.

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Sep 20 (11:06)
Badrinarayanan   181 blog posts
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I could not see any mention about doubling of the main line between Trichy and Villupuram. Is this scrapped, or any work is happening on this ?

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Sep 20 (11:09)
Time to rest
KarthikCG~   10108 blog posts
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No idea. Hopefully it should also happen. But from Trichy to Thanjavur, it is already double electrified.

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Sep 20 (12:56)
Badrinarayanan   181 blog posts
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Yes. If it happens at the earliest, then the unnecessary looping can be done away with. Also it will act as as best alternate to south east areas like Sivaganga, Rameswaram bypassing Trichy bottleneck.
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