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Trains cancelled for railway track modernisation work

According to SER spokesperson the third line development work includes laying of new tracks, installation and renovation of signalling system

Pinaki Majumdar Jamshedpur Published 31.08.21, 06:13 PM
Tatanagar railway station.

Tatanagar railway station. Picture by Bhola Prasad

Due to modernisation of the railway tracks of the new third line between Rajkharswan and Dangoaposi section of Chakradharpur division, South Eastern Railway (SER) issued notification for cancellation of several trains in September.

According to the circular issued by Garden Reach, the Calcutta-based headquarters of SER the Tatanagar-Barbil Passenger (58103) will remain cancelled from September 1 to September 11.

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The Barbil-Tatanagar Passenger (58104) leaving Barbil will remain cancelled from September 2 to September 12.

Visakhapatnam-Tatanagar Special (08572) leaving Visakhapatnam on September 5 will remain cancelled.

The Tatanagar-Visakhapatnam Special (08571) leaving Tatanagar on September 6 will also remain cancelled.

In a separate circular the South Eastern Railway notified cancellation of Jharsuguda-Gondia MEMU Special leaving Jharsuguda between September 3 to 6.

According to the spokesperson of South Eastern Railway the third line development work includes laying of new tracks, installation and renovation of signalling system.

The third line project was initiated in 2019 and is expected to be completed by 2022.

The third line would help in increasing train traffic in Chakradharpur and Kharagpur divisions of South Eastern Railway.

Meanwhile, concerned over the possible third wave, the Covid checking drive has been intensified at the Tatanagar railway station.

The A-1 category Tatanagar railway station assumes significance as it falls on the Howrah- Mumbai main line.

Currently, the station witnesses a daily footfall of around 30,000 passengers.

All passengers arriving at the station from trains coming from various destinations like Mumbai, Visakhapatnam, New Delhi and Bangalore are required to undergo Covid tests conducted by health department with the help of Corona warriors at platform number -1.

“Covid tests have been intensified from Monday concerned over the possible third wave,” said HK Balmuchu, director of Tatanagar railway station.

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