Bhubaneswar: The electrification work in 56 km long Lanjigarh Road-Junagarh branch line railway section of Vizianagaram-Titilagarh-Raipur railway route and 90 km long Naupada-Gunupur branch line of Howrah-Chennai main line will be completed before the end of December. Works for these projects are being done on warfooting basis.
The Railways has spent Rs 62 crore for 56 km long rail line between Lanjigarh Road and Junagarh Road. Similarly, Rs 105 crore has been spent for 90 km long rail line between Naupada and Gunupur.
A release issued by the East Coast Railway (ECoR) stated electrification work between Belsonda-Komakhan-Khariar Road in Titilagarh-Raipur Railway section is in progress and will be completed by the end of November this year.
Electrification work in Khurda Road-Bolangir ongoing railway line project has been started. The electrification work in this line is being done from the both sides of this project.
The ECoR statement said after completion of railway electrification projects in these railway sections, trains with electric locomotives will be introduced instead of diesel locomotives. This will improve the speed of trains and reduce the fuel cost and the expenditure will be minimised.
“General public and road vehicles have been requested to observe extra careful when passing through the energised railway line from the date of commissioning of this project, i.e. from December 31, 2019,” the release added.