New Rail Line Project Madurai-Tuticorin via Aruppukottai
Madurai Tuticorin New Railway Line
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
QUESTION NO 1893
ANSWERED ON 28.12.2018
Madurai Tuticorin rail line
1893 Smt. Sasikala Pushpa Ramaswamy
Will the Minister of RAILWAYS be pleased to state :-
(a) whether Government has completed the process of acquiring of land for new rail line project, Madurai-Tuticorin via Aruppukottai in the State of Tamil Nadu;
(b) if so, the details thereof;
(c) whether Government has fixed any time-frame to complete the new rail line project of Madurai-Tuticorin via Aruppukottai;
(d) if so, details thereof; and
(e) if not, reasons therefor?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (SHRI RAJEN GOHAIN)
(a) to (e): On Madurai-Tuticorin new line project ( 143.5 Km), Tuticorin-Milavittan is an existing broad gauge line and thus, take off point is Milavittan station. So far, 184.92 acre land for Milavittan-Melmarudur section (18 Km) has been acquired in October, 2018.
Land acquisition documents for balance section (125.5 Km) have been submitted to State Government of Tamil Nadu.
Execution/completion of this project depends on acquisition of land and shifting of various utility services etc. Therefore, it is not feasible to give fixed time line for completion of this project.