Dou­ble rail­way line be­tween Chennai-kanyaku­mari

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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.

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