Doubling and Electrification of Madurai-Vanchi Maniyachi-Thoothukudi Route
Madurai-Vanchi Maniyachi-Tuticorin (Thoothukudi) doubling (160 Km) with electrification was included in the Budget 2015-16 subject to requisite approvals. Sanction to the project and its Detailed Estimate amounting to ₹1182.31 crore has been obtained in August 2017. An expenditure of ₹341.83 crore has been incurred upto March, 2019 and outlay of ₹ 170 crore has been provided for the year 2019-20.
On this project, earthwork, bridge works, ballast supply etc. on entire stretch have been taken up. During 2019-20, Kadambur -Tattapparai (30 Km) section is targeted for commissioning and Madurai-Kalligudi (30.92 Km) & Kalligudi -Satur (38.26 Km) sections are planned for commissioning during 2020-21 and remaining portion of the project is planned for commissioning by 2021-22.
This information was given by the Minister of Railways and Commerce & Industry, Shri Piyush Goyal in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.
Source : PIB