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Posted: Aug 16 2017 (12:50)
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IR AffairsSR/Southern -Aug 16 2017 (12:31) Travel time by train to Madurai to get shorter
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Travelling by train from Chennai to Madurai is set to become shorter by at least 90 minutes. From December, Southern Railway will be able to speed up existing trains and run more services on the section as doubling on the 497-km stretch would be completed, general manager Vashishta Johri declared on Tuesday , in his Independence Day speech.
As part of the project being handled by Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd, the national transporter's engineering arm, the Chennai-Trichy stretch had been doubled and electrified by May . About 20km of doubling and some patchwork remained on the Trichy-Dindigul section and could be completed before December, sources said.
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