Bhubaneswar: The Koraput-Jagadalpur railway section in Odisha, which was earlier damaged due to a landslide, has been restored. This was informed today by East Coast Railway (ECoR).
The railway line between Manabar and Jarati stations in Koraput-Jagadalpur railway section of Kottavalasa-Koraput-Kirandul (KK) Rail Line was badly affected by a landslide, thereby causing a blockade of the train line on 13th September 2023. This train line passes through the dense of the Eastern Ghats Mountain which is very crucial for the lifeline of the country. The affected area is located near Jeypore.
In the restoration work, a number of excavators and stone breakers along with manpower from the railways were pressed into service to clear the mud and rocks from the train line in about 27 days.
Track fit was given yesterday at midnight with the running of goods trains at 10 km/ph and subsequent goods trains at 20 km/ph. The overhead equipment (OHE) was fit and charged at about 0200hrs.
1st Diesel Light Engine passed the affected site towards Jarati Station at about 0220hrs with 10 km/ph following clearance of three OHE Tower Cars from the site. The first Diesel Empty Goods Train left Manabar Station at 0255hrs, passed the site at 0332hrs, and reached Jarati at 0352hrs. Loaded Goods train with speed limit started in the section at about 0900hrs this morning, an ECoR press release said.
ECoR General Manager Manoj Sharma personally had visited the spot and reviewed and monitored the restoration work. He instructed officials engaged in the work for early completion and provided all types of help for quick restoration and early train movements in the railway section.