Sunday, March 29, 2009

Trial run on broadgauge section between Cuddalore and Villupuram

Trial run on broadgauge section today - The Hindu

Special Correspondent

CUDDALORE: A trial run will be conducted on the newly-laid broadgauge section between Cuddalore and Villupuram on Saturday.

Southern Railway sources told The Hindu that the 120-km stretch would have 11 major bridges, 100 minor bridges, 25 level-crossings and seven stations, including Thirupadiripuliyur, Varakkalpattu, Nellikuppam, Melpattampakkam, Panruti, Thiruthuraiyur and Sendanur.

This section is part of the Villupuram-Mayiladuthurai gauge conversion project and services are likely to begin on this route by June.

The project is about a year behind schedule for various reasons.

For instance, a railway bridge across the Kollidam linking Chidambaram and Sirkazhi was posing difficulties in erecting concrete pillars owing to frequent floods.

The sources said that the Cuddalore-Villupuram section was executed by the Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd. However, the level-crossing on Lawrence Road in the heart of Cuddalore town remained a contentious issue.


Dennis said...

I dont think its 120 km, it should be between 55 and 65 km. The contentious issue over the Lawrence Road ROB is due to the pressure that some of the commercial establishments mounting on the district administration.

Anonymous said...

what about the construction of subway from pallava hotel to pakshi.

Jean-Claude said...

It will remain our dream for long long years.