Sambalpur: The construction work for Super Critical Doubling work of Talcher-Sambalpur line has been completed today. A.M.Chowdhary, Commissioner of Railway Safety,South Eastern circle inspected the doubling and electrification work between Sambalpur City – Sambalpur section(6.10km) in Sambalpur Division today.
Chowdhary, inspected safety-related aspects like overhead equipments, Signal & Telecommunication equipments, Railway track etc. and also conducted a speed trial between Sambalpur City-Sambalpur Stations. After doubling & electrification of this section, it will further facilitate the smooth running of trains. Divisional Railway Manager, Sambalpur, Vineet Singh, Chief Administrative Officer (Con), East Coast Railway P. Sreenivas and other senior officials from ECoR Headquarters & Sambalpur Division also accompanied during the inspection.
This has been possible due to consistent review of project works by Minister of Railways Ashwini Vaishnaw. General Manager Manoj Sharma advised concerned officials to focus for the speedy completion of various project works along with Super Critical Doubling projects like Talcher and Sambalpur Doubling.
Minister of Railways Ashwini Vaishnaw is giving priority for the Development of Railway infrastructure of the region along with various project works going on in Odisha and also is monitoring the developmental works regularly. Talcher and Sambalpur Doubling Work will boost the economy of the region and will provide a hassle free train operations between vital rail line connecting Western Odisha with Coastal Odisha.
Doubling Work in Talcher-Sambalpur Super Critical (168.21 Kms) project was included in 2011-12 and the final Sanction was given in 2018. This is a super critical and important coal route between Talcher and Brajarajnagar. The train traffic movement from Coastal Odisha to Western Odisha will be easier and will avoid bottleneck constraints at Sambalpur area.