Fourth Line project from Chennai Egmore to Beach nears completion

The Southern Railway’s ambitious fourth line project between Chennai Egmore and Beach railway stations is projected to be completed by the end of August. The project, which commenced last September with an allocated budget of ₹274.20 crore, initially aimed for completion in March but encountered delays due to land acquisition issues and the impact of Cyclone Michaung.
Despite these setbacks, significant progress has been made. The construction of seven minor bridges and one major bridge has been successfully completed. Additionally, piling work along the Cooum River is currently underway.
In preparation for the new line, platforms at Chennai Park and Fort stations have been demolished to make way for new construction. The removal of overhead electricity lines is almost complete, with 80% of the work finished. Furthermore, the foundation work for foot overbridges and platform shelters is progressing well.
The completion of this fourth line is expected to significantly enhance the capacity and efficiency of the Chennai suburban railway network, facilitating smoother and more frequent train services. The project is eagerly anticipated by commuters who are looking forward to the benefits of reduced congestion and improved connectivity in the region.