The continued renovation works on the Kottayam railway station, which envisages the opening of a second entrance at Nagampadom and building of two further platforms, are slated to be full by December 2021.
This was introduced after a gathering on Tuesday between Thomas Chazhikadan, MP, and officers of Southern Railway that reviewed the progress of the renovation and track-doubling works between Ettumanur and Chingavanam.
An official assertion issued by the MP mentioned upon enlargement of the tracks on the station to 6, one could be allotted for passenger trains completely. To facilitate the development of a second entrance at Nagampadom, the prevailing items shed on the location could be shifted to a different location. Elevate facility could be put in on the new entrance for serving aged passengers.
The Central authorities has allotted ₹20 crore to renovate the station right here, which will probably be flaunting a contact of indigenous Kerala design on completion of the woks. The venture additionally envisages creating the circulation space, apart from renovating the pilgrim shelter.
The venture, which was initially slated to be full final yr, has moved at a snail’s tempo owing to the delay in finishing the land acquisition proceedings. Although the works have gathered momentum, the State authorities is required to finish the acquisition of land for developing the strategy roads to the station right here.
In the meantime, a gathering will probably be convened on the railway station right here on Wednesday with regard to settling the dispute over land acquisition at Pakkil in order to expedite the track-doubling work. Southern Railway is slated to finish the development of 10 overbridges alongside the 17-km stretch between Ettumanur and Chingavanam.
Moreover landowners and Railway officers, the native councillor involved too will probably be attending the assembly.
Alongside the track-doubling work, the authorities are additionally finishing the work on sign lights alongside the tracks.