January 29, 2015

Chengalpet -Villupuram railway track doubling to complete by March

The Southern Railway general manager Rakesh Misra informed that doubling of tracks between Chengalpet and Villupuram will be completed by March this year.

Progress data on Southern Railway Projects:
Completed 4.3km of quadrupling of Ennore - Athipattu line, which is part of the Chennai Beach - Athipattu fourth line project
Completed 63km of gauge conversion works between Palani - Pollachi and doubling between Ariyalur - Kallakudi Palanganatham (25 km) and Tindivanam - Perani (19km)
Introduced direct suburban services between Tiruvallur and Velachery to benefit suburban passengers.
Two additional platforms have been commissioned at Tambaram railway station.
One more platform at Chennai Beach will be commissioned by March this year which will improve punctuality on the Chennai Beach - Tambaram section.
Works for fifth and sixth lines between Chennai Central - Basin Bridge stations has been started.
Completed in Virudhunagar - Tirunelveli and Villupuram - Katpadi sections and now trains are running on electric traction from Chennai till Tirunelveli.
Is the first zonal railway to complete installation of Integrated Security Systems (ISS).
Implemented ISS in 14 railway stations. In addition, to enhance the security of our esteemed passengers, 242 mail/express trains, including suburban trains, are escorted daily with 456 RPF staff.
Remaining budget announced trains will be introduced in this financial year itself, leaving no backlog for the next year.
Run 304 special trains till December, apart from augmenting capacity by additional 5440 coaches in regular trains. Also, 36 coaches were added to various trains during the current year.
Maintained the punctuality performance at 93%.