Rs. 3.5 crore sanctioned by Railway Board to lay 715 metres
An additional loop line will be laid in Tiruverambur railway station in the Tiruchi–Thanjavur broad gauge section to improve rail traffic in that route.
The Railway Board has sanctioned Rs. 3.5 crore to lay the extra broad gauge loop line for a length of 715 metres at Tiruverambur station which has a main line and a loop line at present.
The railway authorities have planned to take up the work of laying an additional loop line soon.
Several express trains proceeding in the Tiruchi – Thanjavur BG section including the Ernakulam – Nagore – Ernakulam; Mayiladuthurai – Mysore–Mayiladuthurai; Kumbakonam–Chennai–Kumbakonam Rockfort; Mayiladuthurai–Coimbatore – Mayiladuthurai Jan Shatabdi; Chennai–Tiruchi–Chennai Cholan and Chennai–Tiruchendur–Chennai (via Tiruchi on the main line) besides a host of passenger trains bound for Thanjavur, Nagore and Mayiladuthurai from Tiruchi and goods trains from and to Karaikal port all pass via Tiruverambur.
With number of passenger train services increasing and freight trains from and to Karaikal Port picking up, the need for laying an additional loop line at Tiruverambur, a crossing station, was felt.
Laying an additional loop line would not only augment the goods traffic throughput but also enhance the punctuality of the passenger trains being operated in the Tiruchi–Thanjavur BG section, says the Divisional Railway Manager, Tiruchi P.V. Vaidialingam.
The divisional railway authorities had forwarded a proposal for laying an extra loop line at Budalur, another crossing station falling in the Tiruchi–Thanjavur section. “We will persuade the Railway Board and press for sanction”, Mr. Vaidialingam said.
The railways would widen the approach road leading to Tiruverambur station by demolishing the old quarters besides constructing a foot over bridge and an additional pay and use toilet at the station.
The public sector giant Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited, Tiruchi had given its consent in providing lighting facility to the Tiruverambur station approach road besides developing a garden in the station circulating area and tiling the concourse area.