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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.

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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