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 Rs.1182.31 crore has been obtained in August 2017. An expenditure of Rs.341.83 crore has been incurred upto March, 2019 and outlay of Rs. 170 crore has been provided for the year 2019-20.
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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