Rail India Technical and Economic Services (RITES), a consultancy wing of Railways, will hold a feasibility study for constructing a quadruple track (a railway line consisting of four parallel tracks) along Thiruvananthapuram -Kasaragod route by adding two new tracks to the existing double-track.
This has been put forth as an alternative to proposed high-speed railway corridor, which need a higher project outlay.
A feasibility study for constructing four-track railway line along the stretch of Shoranur to Kochi has already been completed. The proposal of four-track lines was mooted after commuters demanded suburban trains including from Thiruvananthapuram.
It is expected that if two tracks are exclusively given for long-distance trains, these trains can reach Thiruvananthapuram from Kasaragod within four and half hours.
Compared to high-speed rail lines, four-track railway lines will have the least expenditure. Only some trains can run through high-speed tracks and ticket fares will be higher compared to the regular services. Read More…
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