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Aiming to provide airport-like facilities to rail passengers, Railways has awarded the work tender for redevelopment of Kanyakumari railway station, under Thiruvananthapuram Division of Southern Railway, at ₹49.36 crore.

A press release issued by Southern Railway said the letter of acceptance (LOA) for the work had been issued.

With this, Southern Railway has awarded tenders for redevelopment of nine railway stations including Ernakulam Junction, Ernakulam Town and Kollam in Kerala. The other stations being redeveloped are Chennai Egmore, Katpadi Junction, Madurai Junction, Rameswaram and Puducherry.

Other stations

Southern Railway has also conducted feasibility study for preparation of Detailed Project Report (DPR) for four stations – Chengannur and Thrissur in Kerala and Kumbakonam and Tirunelveli Junction in Tamil Nadu.

The Railway Land Development Authority has also conducted a feasibility study for preparation of DPR for eight stations, including Thiruvananthapuram Central, Varkala and Kozhikode in Kerala. Another 38 stations under Southern Railway have been identified for redevelopment and technical-economic feasibility study for these will be carried out after final approval from the Railway Board, the release said.

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