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Blog Entry# 1925754  
Posted: Jul 11 2016 (06:44)

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Jul 11 2016 (06:44)   4 {+t} {+h} line to Arakkonam operational

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Relief for suburban commuters travelling between Tiruvallur and Tiruvalangadu railway stations
In a key development that will improve punctuality of suburban train services between Chennai and and Arakkonam, the Southern Railway on Sunday commissioned rail traffic on the fourth line between Tiruvallur and Tiruvalangadu railway stations.
With this, there will be four lines between the Chennai city and Arakkonam, including two dedicated ones for suburban train services. This marks the completion of the massive Rs. 180 crore project that was officially sanctioned eight years ago.
now, express trains were given preference over suburban train services to and from Chennai Central and Beach on the traffic heavy Chennai – Arakkonam – Jollarpettai corridor, delaying people on their way to offices and back home during the morning and evening rush hours.
“This will be a thing of the past now. Until the commencement of this project in 2009, there were only two lines between Tiruvallur and Arakkonam and preference was always given to express trains and mails over the suburban services. Now with dedicated two lines each for both long-distance and suburban trains, detaining EMUs will be avoided,” a senior official said. Officials recalled that administrative sanction for the third and fourth lines on the 28 kilometre-long stretch between Tiruvallur and Arakkonam stations was given in 2009. While work between Arakkonam and Tiruvalangadu for a distance of 10 kilometres was completed in September 2012, work on the remaining 18 kilometres was delayed, primarily due to problems in land acquisition. The third line, even if it became operational, was used only for operating goods trains.
After tests were conducted and the line declared fit for traffic by the Commissioner for Railway Safety, the Mumbai – Chennai Express was allowed to pass on the new line on Sunday afternoon. Suburban train commuters at Tiruvallur station said they hope to save a bit of travel time now with the commissioning of the fourth line.

Jul 11 2016 (06:44)
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