14 November 2019
Bhubaneswar: The electrification work in 56 Kms long Lanjigarh Road-Junagarh Road Branch Line Railway Section of Vizianagaram-Titilagarh-Raipur Railway route and 90 Kms long Naupada-Gunupur Branch Line of Howrah-Chennai Main Line is being done on war footing basis and it will be completed very soon, informed the East Coast Railway (ECoR) on Thursday.
As per an official communiqué from the ECoR, while Rupees 62 Crores has been spent for the rail line between Lanjigarh Road and Junagarh Road, Rupees 105 Crores has been spent for rail line between Naupada and Gunupur.
Recently, the main line sections of Sambalpur Railway Division i.e. Jharsuguda-Sambalpur, Sambalpur-Angul, Sambalpur-Titilagarh, Titilagarh-Singapur Road and Titilagarh-Raipur Railway Section have already been completed. Apart from this, electrification work between Belsonda-Komakhan-Khariar Road in Titilagarh-Raipur Railway section is in progress and will be completed by the end of November, 2019.
Electrification work in Khurda Road-Balangir on going Railway Line project has been started. Rupees 265 Crores will be spent for 289 Kms long rail line project. The electrification work in this line is being done from the both sides of this project.
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 will 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.