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577/2023-24 06-11-2023
Chennai Beach - Chennai Egmore 4th line project is advancing steadily

The Chennai Beach – Chennai Egmore 4th line project is a significant infrastructure project aimed at enhancing the operational efficiency of Chennai city’s rail network and facilitating the introduction of additional passenger and freight services. The project, covering the distance of 4.30 Km. Between Chennai Beach and Chennai Egmore, is carried out at a cost of Rs.279 Crores.The construction works are in full swing.   MRTS services between Chennai Beach and Chintadripet have been temporarily suspended to facilitate this crucial infrastructure project.

Works completed recently

Working permission in the Defence Land has been obtained

Dismantling of tracks to facilitate the movement of machineries has been completed

Madras Medical College land has been acquired and construction of boundary wall has been completed

For laying of 4th line, part of the PARK TOWN station building has to be dismantled and the work of demolition has been completed.

As major portion of track passes along the Cooum river the bank has been protected with secant pile. Piling work  along the Cooum River bank  has been completed with 497 out of 651 piles being laid

3 out of 8 minor bridges along the Buckingham canal has been completed

Works in progress

Foundation work is in progress for Major Bridge across the Buckingham canal

Driving of piles for boundary wall is in progress near the defence land

Retaining wall between Chennai Egmore and Chennai Park station is nearing completion

Platform Dismantling work at CHENNAI FORT, PARK TOWN and CHENNAI PARK stations near the running track is nearing completion

Construction of new Platform works is in full swing at CHENNAI FORT station

Collection of PSC sleepers and ballast   for  track is in progress

Benefits of the Project:

The completion of this project will enable increased frequency for long-distance and freight trains

The 4th line is pivotal for expanding services from Chennai Egmore and Tambaram terminal thus enhancing connectivity in the region.

Upon completion, the 4th line between Chennai Beach and Chennai Egmore will significantly enhance the railway infrastructure, decongest existing lines, and bolster the operational efficiency of the Chennai suburban rail network.

Challenges Faced:

The Railway faces resistance from the RBI regarding the acquisition of a portion of land crucial for the 4th line between Chennai Beach and Chennai Egmore. Consequently, this may restrict the development to a single line for MRTS trains between Beach and Fort until Park Town due to the land constraint.

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