Doubling of Railway Line to Kanyakumari

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.

Progress Made

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

Next Milestones

Complete land acquisition and tender works by 2022

Implementing Agency

Financial Planning, CPMU


Ministry of Railways (GoI)

Revenue Department

Member of Parliament

Shashi Tharoor



K Rajan

All MLAs of the district


All Constituencies in the District

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