Nayagarh: The East Coast Railway (ECoR) today conducted a trial run on the 12 km Broad Gauge line from Nayagarh Town to Mahipur railway station, as a part of the 289 km Khurda Road-Balangir rail line project.
A passenger train with bogies rolled on the track between the two stations during the trial run today. Earlier on July 20, only an engine had rolled on the track during the first trial run.
The track is likely to be opened for traffic after a high-level inspection by Commissioner, Railway Safety.
With the newly-built 12 km rail line, the ECoR has already completed 92 km of the Khurda Road-Balangir project. Earlier, 80 km of rail line– 65.5 km from Khurda Road to Nayagarh Town and 14.5 km from Balangir to Bichhupalli– were completed.