Trichy railway division has proposed to take up several infrastructure development works at the railways stations. This was announced during the 71st Republic Day celebrations at the division on Sunday.
After unfurling the national flag at the railway grounds at Kallukuzhi, divisional railway manager (DRM) Ajay Kumar announced the projects to be undertaken in the division. The project of extending the platforms at Srirangam, Ariyalur, Cuddalore Port Junction, Mayiladuthurai, Vridhachallam, Tirucchirappalli Fort, Ayanapuram, Thiruverumbur, Uttangalmangalam, Vadalur, Neyveli and Kurinjipadi railway stations will be carried out at the cost of Rs 4 crore, said Kumar.
The other projects include:
- Reconstruction of station building in Nagappattinam at the cost of Rs 3 crore
- Construction of boundary walls at various locations in the division at a cost of Rs10 crore
- Building platform shelters at Tiruvarur, Karaikal & Papanasam at a cost of Rs.2.5 crore and
- works on platform 2 and 3 at Tiruvarur station.
He added that the redevelopment work of Trichy railway station is in its final stage. The works in the circulating area have been completed and buses are being allowed to drop and pick up passengers from the additional entry at Trichy junction. The work was taken up in two phases at a cost of Rs 23 crore, he said adding that Trichy division was the first under Southern Railway to complete bio-toilet fitting in all the coaches.
On the revenue, he said that gross earning of the division stood at Rs 776.25 crore that was 13.85 % higher than the earnings of last year. The originating freight earning was Rs 435.69 crore that was also 15.66% higher than the previous year earning of Rs 376.71 crore. The division has handled the transportation of 8.134 MTs of commodities registering 13% improvement. The target was 12.50 MT for the current financial year, he said.
He also said that the cumulative passenger earning also touched Rs 278.17 crore showing 9.34 % increase than previous year. The division also witnessed 31.5 million passengers travelling this year, making 0.32 % increase than last year. Kumar said that the division recorded 89.98% in punctuality in the current year that was 5.37 % higher than previous year.