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903/2023-24 27-02-2024
Hon’ble PM to dedicate to the Nation the 86 Km Doubling completed sections of Vanchi Maniyachchi- Tirunelveli & Melappalayam – Aralvaymoli on 28th February 2024

Hon’ble PM to dedicate to the Nation the 86 Km Doubling completed sections of Vanchi Maniyachchi- Tirunelveli & Melappalayam – Aralvaymoli o­n 28th February 2024

Rs.1477 Crore Doubling project offers seamless connectivity in Chennai- Madurai – Kanniyakumari corridor boosting operational efficiency in the region

Shri NarendraModi, Hon’ble Prime Minister of India is visiting Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu on 28th February 2024.  At a function to be held in Tuticorin harbour, Hon’ble Prime Minister will dedicate to the Nation. Doubling project between Vanchi Maniyachchi - Tirunelveli & Melappalayam – Aralvaymoli (total 86 Kms.) benefiting the state of Tamil Nadu.

The doubling of Vanchi Maniyachchi – Tirunelveli and Melapalayam – Aralvaimoli sections spanning 86 kms will be a boon to the people of Tamil Nadu. The project is spread across the districts of Thoothukudi, Tirunelveli and Kanniyakumari. The project will pave the way for better operational efficiency in the highly saturated Tirunelveli – Nagercoil sector and  considerably reduce travelling time between Chennai – Nagercoil, Chennai – Kanyakumari and other towns in Southern Tamil Nadu.

Acting as a catalyst in enhancing connectivity in the important trunk route between Madurai and Kanniyakumari, the project will facilitate seamless operation of passenger and freight services.  It will also provide scope for the introduction of more passenger trains, to meet the ever increasing demand besides paving way for seamless operation of premium trains like Vande Bharat.The section would Offer a reliable, faster and cheaper mode of transport.  The improved connectivity will boost local trade and industries thereby creating employment opportunities in the region.

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