Madurai

Railway Minister launches doubling of Manapparai-Kalpattichatram section

The Ramanathapuram MP A. Anwhar Raajha, Dindigul MP Udayakumar, Southern Railway General Manager Vashishta Johri, Divisional Railway Manager (Madurai) Neenu Itteyrah, Additional Divisional Railway Manager P.V. Murali Krishna, Madurai Collector Veera Raghava Rao and others witnessing the launch of development works by Union Minister for Railways Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu through video-conferencing on Saturday.

The Ramanathapuram MP A. Anwhar Raajha, Dindigul MP Udayakumar, Southern Railway General Manager Vashishta Johri, Divisional Railway Manager (Madurai) Neenu Itteyrah, Additional Divisional Railway Manager P.V. Murali Krishna, Madurai Collector Veera Raghava Rao and others witnessing the launch of development works by Union Minister for Railways Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu through video-conferencing on Saturday.   | Photo Credit: MA20SURESHPRABHAKAR

Union Minister for Railways Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu on Saturday launched a number of development works benefitting Madurai division from Mumbai through video-conferencing.

The Ramanathapuram MP A. Anwhar Raajha, Dindigul MP Udayakumar, Southern Railway General Manager Vashishta Johri, Divisional Railway Manager (Madurai) Neenu Itteyrah, Additional Divisional Railway Manager P.V. Murali Krishna, Madurai Collector Veera Raghava Rao and others witnessed the event through the video-conferencing at Madurai Railway Junction.

The officials said that as part of the Villupuram and Dindigul doubling project, 23-km stretch of doubling between Manapparai and Kalpattichatram section was completed and commissioned for traffic.

With the idea of decongesting traffic and to minimise trespass accidents, five limited use sub-ways in lieu of level-crossing gates were dedicated.

The Minister also launched three foot-overbridges at Sholavandan, Ambathurai and Samayanallur railway stations respectively thus enabling passengers to reach the respective platforms as well as the entry and exit points easily, a press release said.

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