Double railway line between Chennai-kanyakumari
The Union Cabinet has approved the construction of double line with electrification between Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala and Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu. The project would speed up the operation of goods and coaching trains. Operations from Vizhinjam Port is likely to start by 2019 and 30 per cent of its gateway traffic, is likely to be handled by the Railways. Present line capacity of Thiruvananthapuram-nagarcoil section of this route has already saturated which is causing heavy detention to trains moving towards Kanyakumari and Chennai. Line capacity of this route needs to be enhanced to meet the demands for additional trains and smooth movement of trains through the route.