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929/2023-24 11-03-2024
Chennai
Hon’ble PM to lay the foundation stone/dedication Railway projects worth more than Rs.85 thousand Crore tomorrow & Flag off of 10 Vande Bharat Trains and other Rail Services


Hon’ble PM to lay the foundation stone/dedication Railway projects worth more than      Rs.85 thousand Crore tomorrow &  Flag off of 10 Vande Bharat Trains and other Rail Services

Southern Railway General Manager holds Press Meet to brief Media o­n Southern Railway Projects to be unveiled by Hon’ble PM tomorrow

Chennai – Mysuru Vande Bharat Express & Kollam – Tirupati Express Train to be flagged off tomorrow

Thiruvananthapuram – Kasaragod Vande Bharat Express extended upto Mangaluru Central, to be flagged off from Mangaluru Central

In SR, the Pit line at Basin Bridge, Rail Coach Restaurant at Dr MGR Central, Jan Aushadi Kendras at 4 locations, Goods sheds at 6 locations and o­ne Station o­ne Product Stalls at 205 stations to be dedicated tomorrow

Shri Narendra Modi, Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, will dedicate and lay the foundation stone for Rs.85,000 Crore worth Railway Projects tomorrow across Indian Railways.  The Prime Minister will also flag off 10 Vande Bharat Trains and other rail services. 

Shri R. N. Singh, General Manager, Southern Railway conducted a Press Meet today, the 11th of March, 2024 to brief media o­n the Southern Railway projects unveiled by Hon’ble PM tomorrow.  Shri Kaushal Kishore, Additional General Manager and Principal Heads of Department of Southern Railway were present.

·Chennai – Mysuru Vande Bharat Express

Hon’ble Prime Minister will flag off the inaugural special of Dr MGR Chennai Central – Mysuru Vande Bharat, from Dr MGR Chennai Central tomorrow through Video Conference.  The new service, the second exclusive Vande Bharat between the cities, is also the third premium service in the corridor.  Benefiting  Professionals, businessmen and students travelling regularly between the Chennai-Bengaluru-Mysuru, the new service has been provided stoppage at Katpadi, Krishnarajapuram, Bengaluru and Mandya.   

The new Vande Bharat T.No.20663/20664 will ply between Dr MGR Central and SMVT Bengaluru from 14.03.2024 to 04.04.2024 with stoppages at Katpadi and Krishnarajapuram.   With effect from 5th April 2024, the service will be operated upto Mysuru via Katpadi, KSR Bengaluru and Mandya.

·Extension of Thiruvananthapuram – Kasaragod Vande Bharat upto Mangaluru Central

Flagged off by Hon’ble Prime Minister o­n 24th September 2023,T.No.20631/20632 Kasaragod –Thiruvananthapuram Central – Kasaragod Vande Bharat Express is garnering good patronage among rail users and runs with appreciable occupancy rates.  The service has now been extended upto Mangaluru, the coastal city of Karnataka.  Enhancing connectivity between Kerala and Karnataka.  The extension will enhance the connectivity between Kerala and Karnataka saving considerable travel time between Thiruvananthapuram and Mangaluru.  Pilgrimage and regional Tourism to get a significant boost with the prime pilgrim and tourist attractions falling the route.

·New Express Train between Kollam – Tirupati (T.No.17241/17242)

Hon’ble PM will flag off the first exclusive Mail/Express service connecting Kollam – Tirupati tomorrow.  This train will offer direct connectivity between the major pilgrimage centres such as Sabarimala, Guruvayur and Tirupati serving the states of Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh.  The new service will offer a fillip to tourism with many tourist hotspots like Ernakulam, Aluva and Kollam falling in the route besides connecting  the industrial and textile hubs of Tamil Nadu like Coimbatore, Tiruppur enroute.  The service will immensely benefit  students, professionals, businessmen and people traveling for healthcare purposes

·Dedication to the Nation

Hon’ble PM will also dedicate the following facilities in Southern Railway:

·Pitline at Basin Bridge, Chennai (24-LHB coach CAMTECH Standard Pitline)

·Goods Sheds at 6 locations - Singaperumal Koil, Gangaikondan, Teni , Pattukottai, Tiruturaipundi and Valliyur

·Jan Aushadi Kendras at 4 locations – Dindigul, Erode, Tiruchchirappalli and Palakkad

·Vanchi Maniyachchi – Nagercoil Doubling Project

·Rail Coach Restaurant at Dr MGR Chennai Central

·One Station o­ne Product stalls at 205 stations

Ceremonial functions will be held at over 200 locations in Southern Railway which will be connected to Hon’ble PM’s main function in Gujarat.  Elected representatives and other invitees will grace the events at these locations.

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