Bhubaneswar, Aug 24: The construction work of doubling of Talcher-Sambalpur line has been completed on Wednesday. A.M. Rohdhary, Commissioner of Railway Safety, South Eastern circle inspected the doubling and electrification work between Sambalpur City - Sambalpur section(6.10km) in Sambalpur Division on Wednesday.
Chowdhary inspected safety-related aspects like overhead equipment, signal and telecommunication equipment, railway track and also conducted a speed trial between Sambalpur City-Sambalpur stations.
After doubling and electrification of this section, it will further facilitate the smooth running of trains. Divisional Railway Manager, Sambalpur, Vineet Singh and other senior officials from ECoR Headquarters and Sambalpur Division also accompanied during the inspection.
Talcher and Sambalpur doubling work will boost the economy of the region and will provide a hassle-free train operation between vital rail line connecting Western Odisha with Coastal Odisha.
Doubling work in Talcher-Sambalpur (168.21 Kms) project was included in 2011-12 and the final sanction was given in 2018. This is an 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 in Sambalpur area.