The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, CCEA on Wednesday approved construction of doubling of railway line with electrification, between Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala and Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu. The length of the line will be over 86 kilometers.
The estimated cost of the project will be over 1431 crores rupees and it will be completed in four years by 2020-21. The project will speed up the operation of goods and coaching trains and will provide additional capacity for meeting the increase in traffic. The section is heavily passenger oriented which also serve the goods traffic from nearby ports.
The CCEA also approved the construction of double line with electrification between Madurai-Vanchi and Maniyachchi-Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu. The 160 kilometers line will be completed in four years with an estimated cost of over 1182 crore rupees.
The CCEA also approved the construction of double line with electrification between Vanchi-Maniyachchi- Nagercoil via Tirunelveli in Tamil Nadu. The estimated cost of the Project will be over 1003 crore rupees. The total length of the line will be 102 kilometers