New Delhi: The Railway Ministry has constituted a new division based at Salem of Southern Railway which will be operational from November 1.

The creation of the division in Tamil Nadu, carved out of the Palakkad division in Kerala, had created a row between the two States.

Kerala had complained that the Palakkad division would be shortened following the bifurcation.

As per the reconstitution, the Salem division will have a total length of 862 km, including 623 km of Palakkad. — PTI

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