Bhubaneswar: East Coast Railway (ECoR) has taken up major infrastructure development and safety-related works at places including Haridaspur, Cuttack, Sambalpur, Sambalpur City, Bhubaneswar and Mancheswar railway stations of Odisha, an ECoR press release said today.
According to ECoR sources, the extremely important project works are related to the third line between Bhubaneswar and Mancheswar and were to be carried out between August 17 to August 30, 2023, including major changes in the layout of Mancheswar railway station and major re-arrangement of the signalling system in Bhubaneswar and Mancheswar stations.
On average, 25 trains originating or passing through this route every day were temporarily cancelled during the project work for a few days.
“The much awaited third line work between Barang and Khurda Road rail line project has been commissioned recently. This third line railway section has been commissioned after inspection of the last patch of work between Mancheswar and Bhubaneswar by Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS) and also sanction was received from the CRS,” the communiqué read.
“This is an important safety-related work to link tracks. Signalling System works have also been taken up for a hassle-free train movement between Barang and Khurda Road in future. After completion of the project works, train services between Barang and Khurda Road will be easier as trains to and fro Naraj and Cuttack routes and from Puri and Brahmapur side will not face any difficulties,” the ECoR stated.
To make hassle-free traffic movement, ECoR has cancelled and partially cancelled some of the trains, temporarily.
The major focus on scheduling trains was to keep the requirements of daily passengers in consideration. Hence, all efforts were made to minimise hindrance to passengers. After completion of the works, the bottleneck area for train movements in Cuttack, Bhubaneswar and Khurda Road will be easier.
Worth mentioning that ECoR previously announced the cancellation and partial cancellation of trains much prior to the actual dates. It was also made available through social media.
ECoR appealed to all passengers to go through these details before planning their journey.