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by March Cuddalore to Tiruvarur stretch to electrified

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Cuddalore to Tiruvarur stretch to be electrified by March

With overhead electrification project progressing swiftly in the Villupuram – Thanjavur main line section, the Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL) has targeted to complete the electrification works in the Cuddalore – Mayiladuthurai – Tiruvarur stretch and commission it before March 2020.

The RVNL which has been entrusted with the task of electrifying the 228-km long broad gauge main line section had completed the overhead electrification work from Villupuram to Cuddalore Port Junction.

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Subsequently, the next stretch from Cuddalore to Tiruvarur via Mayiladuthurai (114 route kilometre) was taken up.

Overhead traction wires have been provided up to Mayiladuthurai Junction from Cuddalore to a distance of about 74 route kilometre as part of the project being executed at an estimated cost exceeding ₹ 300 crore. Over 3,000 overhead electric masts and equal number of overhead electric brackets have been established in the Cuddalore- Mayiladuthurai mainline section and in the 38 –km portion from Mayiladuthurai -Tiruvarur section.

A senior RVNL officer told The Hindu that nearly 90% of overhead electric masts have been installed in the broad gauge line which branches off to Tiruvarur from Mayiladuthurai Junction via Peralam, Punthottam and Nannilam.

(source : The Hindu)

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