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Blog Entry# 1299953
Posted: Dec 07 2014 (20:06)

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Last Response: Dec 09 2014 (15:39)
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Dec 07 2014 (17:34)   Southern Railway plans to construct two-lane overbridge in Tirunelveli

rdb*^   133024 news posts
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Without affecting the roadside apartments and the commercial complexes, the Madurai Division of the Southern Railway has decided to construct a two-lane rail overbridge (ROB) at Kulavanigarpuram instead of the planned four-lane ROB and also a rail underbridge (RUB) at this busy manned level crossing.
Divisional Railway Manager A.K. Rastogi told reporters after inspecting this point along with Rajya Sabha MP Vijila Sathyananth on Saturday.
After then Deputy Chief Minister M.K. Stalin laid the foundation stone for constructing the ‘Y’ shaped four-lane ROB over the busy Kulavanigarpuram manned level crossing in 2008 on
an outlay of Rs. 25.50 crore, residents having their houses and apartments and the owners of the commercial establishments located nearby approached the court and obtained an interim stay for the project as their dwellings and their livelihood were about to be demolished for the construction of the bridge.
Though the Department of Highways made an appeal against this stay in the Madurai Bench of Madras High Court, the legal impediments delayed the much-awaited project, which is expected to ease traffic snarl caused by the frequent closures of the level crossing.
As Ms. Vijila appealed to Mr. Rastogi recently to visit this point once to find out an effective alternative plan, the DRM inspected this spot on Saturday along with his senior colleagues.
Mr. Rastogi said the construction four-lane ROB required land on both sides of the proposed structure. Since the acquisition of land would affect the commercial establishments and a good number of houses nearby, an alternative proposal for constructing a two-lane ROB and a RUB at this point had been evolved.
“While the heavy vehicles can use the ROB, the smaller vehicles and the two-wheelers will use the RUB. Since the new proposal will not affect the commercial establishments or the residences nearby, officials from the Departments of Railways and Highways will design the new project and submit it for approval and subsequent allocation of funds,” said Mr. Rastogi.

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1 posts - Mon Dec 08, 2014

Dec 08 2014 (18:27)
srinivasvasanthi~   4266 blog posts   15 correct pred (54% accurate)
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Even in the ordinary Town / Municipality areas in and around Highways lands could not be taken up for any project.Project executor faces so many hurdles and court cases .Chennai Metro success due to pass in the elevated meridian.Velacherry - Mount line faces so many court cases and diversion .So cost escalates tremendously.

Dec 08 2014 (18:46)
KJM WDM 3A Twins*^~   10200 blog posts   497 correct pred (74% accurate)
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then how the elevated line will join with the line below if it needs to divert somewhere ? it will require much more land then. what about the Road over bridges , what about the power wires which crosses the tracks , now everything will be reorganized, which will cost much more . for your information Velachery - Thomas mount also is an elevated project.

Dec 09 2014 (07:50)
srinivasvasanthi~   4266 blog posts   15 correct pred (54% accurate)
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Elevated track line should be connected to the Main Line outside the City/Town limit without much disturbance to the building / any private establishment in city / Town.

Dec 09 2014 (09:22)
KJM WDM 3A Twins*^~   10200 blog posts   497 correct pred (74% accurate)
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then what about rake reversal , loco reversal ? sir it has numerous probs then wont the elevated track disturb the existing road over bridges which are constructed in the city limits. ?

Dec 09 2014 (15:39)
rojaRAJU~   326 blog posts
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bad idea Rlys bowing to residents of Tirunelveli...

earlier, acres of farm lands have been acquired by rlys. for guage conversion, track doubling from farmers... they do not try hard to object except in few cases like in kalpattichatram in DGL - TPJ line, POY - PTJ line ...
but this time, as the residents/ commercial establishments have political influence with MP Vijila, their few cents of land have been left out by Rly by not acquiring and DRM has bowed to their court case by planning an alternative three tier architecture on the intersection instead of 4-lane ROB ... in future, even after constructing 2-lane ROB, if it succeeds, then ok.. if still congestion in road exists in future, then ... residents of nearby localities would face the problem more...
believe me, in New Delhi, there existed a plan for 4-way flyover (road) bridge in busiest vasant vihar ... the nearby residents thru court case won and converted to 2-way flyover bridge, to enable a single service lane for vehicles of their area/ locality ... after just 2 yrs passed by, still the honks and jams does not stop in the area connecting Main City on one side and Delhi Airport, suburban town dwarka/ palam, satellite town Gurgaon on the other... traffic police tried different techniques for decongesting the area... by making flyover
one way in morning and return one way in evening, making light vehicles two way in flyovers, etc. etc.. but nothing worked out.. now, they are replanning for building 6-way flyover with additional funds/ design modification and massive land acquisition ...
though Tirunelveli is nowhere equivalent to New Delhi traffic, the traffic chaos would continue.. for sure, if planned without thinking of future bowing to residents ...
rojaRAJU, O+
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