All the three projects will be completed in four years by 2020-21. The three projects will generate direct employment during construction for close to 84 lakh mandays.
In what will provide a major boost to the railway network in various parts of Tamil Nadu and Kerala, the Cabinet under Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday gave its approval to three major railway line projects worth nearly Rs 4,000 crore.
The move to double the electrification capacity of the transmission line follows demands for introduction of additional trains for this area to serve the local people, the ever increasing tourists desiring to visit the area and the traffic originating to/from Ports.
According to official figures, nearly one third of villages are left (5665) of the total 18452 villages. Time left is nearly 460 days. So 2/3rd of the villages remains to be electrified in nearly 460 days.
The pace of rural electrification in India continued unabated and out of a total of 18452 villages, as on February 6, 2017, as many as 12,033 villages have been electrified and 5,665 remains to be electrified.