The Cabinet subcommittee on Economic Aﬀairs gave nod for railway line doubling, in August 2017.
The alignment has been finalized and works for bridges, and earthwork on the 5.5-km Nagercoil- Kanyakumari Rail section is awarded. There are ﬁve tunnels, including the ones at Balaramapuram, Parassala,
Kuzhithurai, and Palliyadi.
Railways has land in the 24km Eraniel – Nagercoil section. However, tenders can be ﬂoated for works in the 47 km Eraniel- Thiruvananthapuram Central line only after Tamil Nadu and Kerala Governments hand over land. The proposal for land acquisition was submitted to the State Governments, and District Collectors concerned
Await land acquisition at both Tamil Nadu and Kerala side
Railway Minister promised funds in new budget
Revised completion date : March 2024
Complete land acquisition and tender works by 2022
Financial Planning, CPMU
Ministry of Railways (GoI)
All MLAs of the district
All Constituencies in the District