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Rs. 20 crore for giving facelift to railway stations in Kanyakumari

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Subways to be constructed at Pallivilai, Kuzhithurai and Eraniel

Nagercoil: Southern Railway has allotted a sum of Rs. 20 crore to give facelift to all the railway stations in the district, particularly Kanyakumari and Nagercoil with an aim to attract foreign and domestic tourists, as well as to provide infrastructure facilities to the passengers, said the Divisional Engineer (SR), Prakash.

Speaking to presspersons here on Friday after inspecting the site at Pallivilai near Nagercoil where the Southern Railway has proposed to construct a subway, he said that a sum of Rs. 1.50 crore has been allotted for it. Subways at Kuzhithurai and Eraniel would be constructed at a total cost of Rs. 40 lakh. A sum of Rs. 30 lakh had been allotted for construction of a foot over-bridge at second platform in Eraniel railway station. Passenger’s rest room would be constructed at Eraniel, Kuzhithurai, Nagercoil and Kanyakumari at an estimated cost of Rs.1 crore.

‘Model railway station’

Kanyakumari railway station would be selected as ‘model railway station’ for the district and facelift would be given at a cost of Rs. 4 crore. Southern Railway has also allotted a sum of Rs. 7 crore for the implementation of various extension works at Nagercoil railway station. New reservation counters would be set at Kottar railway station in Nagercoil to the tune of Rs. 1.5 crore. A sum of Rs. 75 lakh for the construction of auditorium for the benefit of railway employees, Rs. 10 lakh for the construction of separate rooms for employees and officers, Rs. 25 lakh for the construction of passenger’s rest rooms at 2nd and 3rd platforms and Rs. 45 lakh for the construction of mechanic shed at Kottar railway station in Nagercoil, said Mr. Prakash.

The member of Lok Sabha, A.V.Bellarmine, and other officials accompanied him.

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