Seaside-Egmore 4th line to be prepared by 2024


The Southern Railway plans to finish the fourth line undertaking between Chennai Seaside and Egmore railway stations by 2024, for which steps are being taken to accumulate land by means of the Commissioner of Land Administration (CLA).

Southern Railway Normal Supervisor John Thomas stated the Railway Board had given administrative sanction for executing the fourth line undertaking between Chennai Seaside and Egmore and the undertaking can be executed beneath the Imaginative and prescient 2024 of the Indian Railways.

Land acquisition remained a principal hurdle within the undertaking. A significant portion of the land wanted to be acquired from the Defence division and the RBI. The CLA held a gathering with varied stakeholders final week on this regard, he stated.

The completion of the fourth line undertaking would assist in segregating categorical and suburban trains and enhance providers. The Imaginative and prescient 2024 undertaking was a part of an initiative beneath which a number of essential infrastructure schemes can be taken up.

Mr. Thomas was addressing the media after collaborating within the digital assembly with the Railway Board Chairman and CEO Suneet Sharma on Wednesday, by which productiveness linked bonus (PLB) was declared for railway staff (not for gazetted workers) equal to 78 days wage with a most quantity fastened at ₹17,951.

Mr. Thomas stated the PLB can be paid to 72,241 staff of Southern Railway with a funds outlay of ₹130 crore.

The Southern Railway had carried out effectively in freight visitors in the course of the time of the pandemic this monetary yr with the freight visitors growing by 12% in comparison with final yr and the earnings growing by 25%. He stated the punctuality of the prepare providers had improved to 93%.

Concerning the platform ticket cost of ₹50 at stations, Mr. Thomas stated the speed was elevated to regulate crowds as a part of the COVID-19 pandemic prevention measures.

As and when the COVID-19 pandemic ends, the Railway Board would restore the previous fee of ₹10, he stated.


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