Lists of Sections to be Commissioned on Southern Railway below
Southern Railway (SR) is likely to commission a slew of works in the second half of Financial Year 2020. These are works related to new line construction, gauge conversion and doubling projects that have been underway for some time now.
These projects were part of targets to be achieved in the financial year 2018-19 but weren’t completed in time for the deadline. They have thus been carried over to the current year.
SR has been a relatively good performer in the execution of pending works when compared to zones like Central Railway and Eastern Railway. The Chennai based zone managed to commission 115.4 km of line – 43% of its total target of 268.27 km of New Line, Doubling and Gauge Conversion.
The spillover target of 152 km has been added to this year’s target of 108 km of Gauge Conversion and Doubling, taking the total to be commissioned in FY 2019-20 to 261 km.
|Name of Project||Section||Type of Project||Length (in km)||Expected commissioning by|
|Kankanadi – Panambur||Kankanadi – Padil||Doubling||1.92||December 2019|
|Tokkolam – Arrakonam byepass||Tokkolam – Arrakonam byepass||Doubling||10||April 2019|
|Ambalapuzha – Haripad||Ambalapuzha – Haripad||Doubling||18.13||September 2019|
|Thiruvananthpuram – Kanyakumari||Nagercoil – Kanyakumari||Doubling||15.51||September 2019|
|Omalur – Metturdam||Metturdam – Macheri Road||Doubling||12||December 2019|
|Chengalpattu – Villipuram||Guduvancheri – Singaperumalkoil||Doubling||11||August 2019|
|Mayiladuturai – Thiruvarur||Tiruturaipundi – Agastiyampalli||Gauge Conversion||37||February 2020|
|Madurai – Bodinayakkanur||Madurai – Usilampatti||Gauge Conversion||37||December 2019|
|Madurai – Tuticorin via Aruppukkottai||Milavittan – Melmarudur||New Line||18||December 2019|