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Kulavanigarpuram rail overbridge work to begin after the retreat of northeast monsoon

The project is expected to begin once land acquisition is completed and the State government awards tenders for the ‘approach portion’ of the bridge

After a delay for over 14 years, construction of a rail overbridge across the busy Kulavanigarpuram manned-level crossing near Palayamkottai Central Prison on the Tirunelveli-Tiruchendur line will begin after the retreat of northeast monsoon.
Whenever this railway gate is closed - 14 times a day, vehicles can be seen queueing up to Palayamkottai bus stand on one side and up to the playground of Florence Swainson Higher Secondary School for the Deaf on the other side.
Two decades ago, the Railway Ministry came forward to construct the bridge on a cost-sharing basis. A ‘Y’ shaped bridge was planned to connect Nagercoil and Ambasamudram roads with the road leading to the Palayamkottai bus stand. The project cost then was ₹9 crore.
The then Deputy Chief Minister M.K. Stalin laid the foundation stone for constructing the four-lane ROB in 2008 on an outlay of ₹25.50 crore, escalated due to the delay. But, fearing demolition, owners of houses, apartments and commercial establishments on both sides of the road moved the court and obtained an interim stay for the project. Though the Department of Highways made an appeal against the stay in the Madurai Bench of Madras High Court and got the interim stay vacated, the delay continued due to obstacles in land acquisition.
The fits and starts

Two decades ago, a Y’ shaped bridge was planned on an outlay of ₹9 crore
In 2008, foundation stone was laid for a four-lane ROB on an outlay of ₹25.50 crore
Litigations and delay in land acquisition have escalated the project cost to about ₹75 crore


When the then Madurai Divisional Railway Manager, A.K. Rastogi, visited the spot in 2014, he said the ROB would only be a two-lane structure for heavy vehicles while an underpass will be built for the movement of motorcycles and autorickshaws. However, there was no progress in the proposal as nobody took it forward.
Now, the Indian Railways, after giving its nod for this project afresh, has approved its General Agreement Drawing (GAD) on October 29, 2021. However, the physical work still got delayed as the State government was yet to complete land acquisition.
“The project will begin once land acquisition is completed and the State government awards tenders for the ‘approach portion,’ the railway ministry informed in a written reply to Tirunelveli MP S. Gnanathiraviam, who raised this issue in the Lok Sabha during the zero hour in December 2020.
Now, litigations and delay in land acquisition have escalated the project cost to about ₹75 crore.
“Since road users cannot use this stretch once the construction starts, we will provide an alternative arrangements to ensure smooth movement of vehicles,” said a Highways official, adding that steps had been taken to complete construction of the ROB at the Maharaja Nagar manned level crossing.

-THE HINDU 08-10-2022
Electrification of railway line Tirunelveli to tenkasi
TNSTC - TNV need to ask for more city buses & mofussil buses. The region has most awkward conditions buses for city , suburban areas. Even so many mofussil local buses running between Tenkasi, Tuty, Kadayam, Papanasam, Nagercoil, Tiruchendur are not in good condition. Only E2E, longer distance buses are fine in this region.
Even two days ago, an accident happened in Marthandam town bus where because of the poor maintenance of roads and buses - a passenger was thrown out from the seat while the bus was running.
Seriously TNSTC-TNV is not doing anything at all, and most of the Tirunelveli bound city and other town buses have been brought from the MTC-Chennai and other regions, about which all of them would be not fit or almost dead in condition.
Very few Express or Premium service buses are in good condition.
They should think about the People and how they suffer because of these.
TNSTC - TNV need to ask for more city buses & mofussil buses. The region has most awkward conditions buses for city , suburban areas. Even so many mofussil local buses running between Tenkasi, Tuty, Kadayam, Papanasam, Nagercoil, Tiruchendur are not in good condition. Only E2E, longer distance buses are fine in this region.
And one more train is going to be extended from Tirunelveli...
This time it's Palaruvi Express to Tuticorin.

Even after being the second richest station in Madurai division of Southern Railways, Tirunelveli is not getting it's quota for anything and almost everything.

Very poor politicians towards the development...

It's not the first time for Tirunelveli. Because it happens all the time, when any new train started from Tirunelveli, it will be extended to TVM or other nearby cities. Intercity express extended to TVM, Antiyodaya extended to NGL, now Palaruvi extended to Tuty.
And one more train is going to be extended from Tirunelveli...
This time it's Palaruvi Express to Tuticorin.

Even after being the second richest station in Madurai division of Southern Railways, Tirunelveli is not getting it's quota for anything and almost everything.

Very poor politicians towards the development...

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Yeah, that's what I've mentioned too.
Every trains are getting extended to some other places, then what about the other trains extension to Tirunelveli ? No one bothers here, but in Kerala they demand more and get more.
It's not the first time for Tirunelveli. Because it happens all the time, when any new train started from Tirunelveli, it will be extended to TVM or other nearby cities. Intercity express extended to TVM, Antiyodaya extended to NGL, now Palaruvi extended to Tuty.
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Only solution is to get a new Tirunelveli railway division.
Yeah, that's what I've mentioned too.
Every trains are getting extended to some other places, then what about the other trains extension to Tirunelveli ? No one bothers here, but in Kerala they demand more and get more.
What's the use? See, now we have TNSTC Tirunelveli Division. But this time we are allotted only 50 buses. There is nothing we can do. We could not raise our voices. Apart from Skyscrapercity and some social media. So first we need a good and solid political leader for MP and MLA from our side.Otherwise nothing will happen even if we get our own railway division.
Only solution is to get a new Tirunelveli railway division.
Happy to see that lot of road Widening are happening in the city
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This road looks very small :(
முன் பதிவு இல்லாத, 14 பெட்டிகளை கொண்ட பகல் நேர
திருநெல்வேலி<--> அரக்கோணம் தினசரி எக்ஸ்பிரஸ் ரயில் இயக்க வேண்டும்.

5.30 (பு)திருநெல்வேலி (வ)18.50
6.25 கோவில்பட்டி 17.55
8.20 மதுரை 16.05
10.30 கரூர் 13.45
12.10 சேலம் 12.05
15.15 காட்பாடி 9.00
16.20 (வ)அரக்கோணம் (பு)7.50
It's not the first time for Tirunelveli. Because it happens all the time, when any new train started from Tirunelveli, it will be extended to TVM or other nearby cities. Intercity express extended to TVM, Antiyodaya extended to NGL, now Palaruvi extended to Tuty.
Tirunelveli to Alangulam (33 kms)
75% of work completed
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