Bhubaneswar, Jan 10: The newly-laid Doubling Broad Gauge Rail Line of 14.60kms between Damanjodi and Baiguda Doubling Work of Koraput-Singapur Road (Rayagada) Doubling Rail Line project has been completed and commissioned.
Commissioner Railway Safety (CRS) inspected this newly laid Rail Line on 7th January 2024 and given his sanction for commissioning of the section. The completed Railway section of this project is now open for train traffic.
The Commissioner Railway Safety (CRS) inspected the newly laid doubling rail line on 7th January, 2024 and sanctioned the commissioning of the 14.60 km section of the ongoing 164Kms long Koraput-Singapur Road (Rayagada) Doubling project. Safety parameters of the Railway Track, Signaling System and bridges were evaluated and declared fit. A team of senior Railway officials of East Coast Railway assisted CRS during the inspection.
Altogether, 33.50 kms rail line work has been commissioned out of 164.5kms. In the last fiscal year, 18.9 kilometers of doubling work from Koraput to Damanjodi was commissioned. Further plans include the commissioning of 21.75 kilometers stretch doubling from Laxmipur to Tikiri in the current year.
Steps are being taken for the construction of 45.86 kilometers of doubling work between Bhalumuska to Tikiri, which lies in hilly and jungle areas. Other doubling works are also in progress in different parts of the project. Despite facing challenges in remote and hilly terrain, the Railways are committed to constructing the line on a war-footing basis for the early completion of the project.
East Coast Railway is committed to developing Railway infrastructure in the region and efforts are being taken to overcome challenges for the timely completion of the Koraput-Singapur Road (Rayagada) Rail Line doubling project.
Railway Minister Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw is actively monitoring the progress of the project in Odisha. The Ministry has given priority to ensure the early completion of the Koraput-Rayagada Rail Line Doubling Project.
Reviewing the status of ongoing projects, East Coast Railway General Manager Manoj Sharma instructed concerned officials to speed up the work and complete the remaining portion within the time line set by the Railway Board.