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Tiruvarur-Karaikudi gauge conversion proposal gets impetus

February 12, 2012


Union Home Minister P.Chidambaram in a recent letter to Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi has requested for the inclusion of the Tiruvarur-Tiruturaipundi-Karaikudi metre gauge conversion works in this year’s Railway Budget. The metre gauge line will be the last gauge-conversion project for Southern Railway, given that the heritage Nilgiri Mountain Railway will not be converted. An […]

Proposed Karaikal-Peralam line to boost freight traffic

December 24, 2011


My article for the Tiruchi City Edition of  The Hindu on December 21,2011 Passenger rail services to Karaikal resumed after a prolonged period of around 24 years recently when Union Minister of State for Railways K.H.Muniyappa flagged off the hitherto Nagore –Chennai Kamban Express last week. But, for the Tiruchi Division of Southern Railway, Karaikal […]