Thursday, January 28, 2021
Home News Reports Indian Railways completes 200 long due projects during the Coronavirus Lockdown

Indian Railways completes 200 long due projects during the Coronavirus Lockdown

Some projects required a complete or partial shutdown of some of the busiest railway stations in India, which is practically impossible in normal days

As per a press release issued by Indian Railway, the ministry has managed to complete 200 long due projects amid the lockdown. Indian Railway has a long list of pending projects that could not have been completed because of the busy schedule. Some projects required a complete or partial shutdown of some of the busiest railway stations in India, which is practically impossible in normal days. However, the lockdown brought a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the Railway, and the ministry took full advantage of the lockdown.

These projects include yard remodelling, repair and registering of old bridges, doubling and electrifying rail lines, and renewing scissor crossovers. Some of the projects were pending for several years, and there were some unfinished projects as well. All these together created bottlenecks for the Railways, which has now been cleared to a large extent.

Railways played a vital role in ensuring the supply chain of essential commodities during the lockdown. The parcel trains and freight trains ensured that every state gets an ample supply of essentials, including grains, groceries, medicines, and more. Indian Railways is also running special Shramik Trains to ensure migrant workers’ smooth movement back to their states.

As the passenger services were suspended, Railways got a chance to finish the pending projects. The main focus revolved around several long-pending projects that require traffic block of a long duration, which was not possible, especially on busy routes and stations. When the lockdown happened, Railway decided that it is time to take advantage of the situation and clear these maintenance arrears.

During last three months, Railways completed several projects including 82 rebuildings/rehabilitation of the bridge, 48 limited height subway/road under a bridge in lieu of level crossing gate, 16 construction/strengthening of the foot over bridge, 14 dismantlings of the old foot over bridge, seven launchings of the road overbridge, 5-yard remodelling, 1 commissioning of doubling & electrification and 26 other projects.

Some of the key projects include:

  • Yard modification work at (Chennai Division, Southern Railway): The project was completed on 21st May 2020. It helped in easing out of the curve and enhanced track speed up to 60 Kmph on Bengaluru end.
  • Dismantling of old abandoned, unsafe Foot Over Bridge at Ludhiana (Ferozepur Division, Northern Railway): The project was completed on 5th May 2020. IT was a 135-meter bridge that was covering 19 tracks and seven passenger platforms. Ludhiana is one of the busiest railway stations in Punjab, and closing it down for a long duration was not possible. The project was overdue since 2014 after the new Foot Over Bridge was commissioned.
  • Re-girdering of the bridge on Tunga River (Mysuru Division, South Western Railway): The project was completed on 3rd May 2020. The Railways dismantled the unsafe deck of Kopar Road ROB near Dombivali (Mumbai Division, Central Railway) on 30th April 2020. It improved safety settings over the tracks. This deck was declared unsafe for road users in 2019 and had six railway tracks under it.
  • Doubling with Electrification in Varanasi Division, North Eastern Railway: Two projects were complete on 13th June. One is on Kachhwa Road to Madhosingh Section, and the second one is 16 KM of Manduadih to Prayagraj Section. It will help in decongestion of east-west routes.
  • ROB dismantling by Chennai Central Station: The project was completed on 9th May 2020. It was declared unsafe in July 2016. It was impossible to dismantle the Road Over Bridge as it would have required a traffic block resulting in massive cancellation and rescheduling of trains.
  • Construction of two new bridges in the Vijayawada Division of South Central Railway: The project was completed on 9th May 2020. It will help in increasing the operational efficiency of the trains.
  • The signaling up-gradation work of Azamgarh station (Varanasi Division, North Eastern Railway) was completed on 23rd May 2020.
  • Railways also initiated an innovative pilot project to power trains by solar power developed over vacant railway land at Bina. It is a 1.7 MegaWatt project that will directly feed to 25 kV Railway overhead lines. The project is a joint venture of BHEL and Indian Railways.

Apart from completing many pending projects and ensuring essentials in every part of the country, Indian Railway has been producing PPE kits and masks on a large scale. Indian Railways has also deployed non-AC coaches as the Covid-19 isolation wards.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

OpIndia Staffhttps://www.opindia.com
Staff reporter at OpIndia

 

Related Articles

Trending now

Speculations rife, Rajdeep Sardesai quits India Today after channel took him off air for spreading fake news

Sources claim that Rajdeep Sardesai termed his suspension and salary cut a big humiliation for him, and decieded to resign from India Today

‘You are a Dalal and a part of Godi Media’: Protestors confront Rajdeep Sardesai

A group of protestors had confronted Rajdeep Sardesai. While Sardesai tried to argue with them, they kept calling him 'Dalal' Dalal'.

‘We have no other money’, Prannoy Roy and Radhika Roy offer their NDTV shares as security in lieu of deposit against SEBI penalty

Supreme Court noted that Prannoy Roy and Radhika Roy must deposit some security against SEBI penalty, else SAT will not hear their appeal

Canadian MPs urge PM Justin Trudeau to officially condemn China’s treatment of Uyghur Muslims

Canadian MP Garnett Genuis said that Canada must recognise and respond to the Uyghur genocide in China.

Rajdeep Sardesai facing heat for peddling lies? Reports claim he is taken ‘off air’ by India Today, faces salary cut

Rajdeep Sardesai has been penalised for spreading fake news that farmer who had died in accident was shot dead by Delhi Police

Watch: Tractor rally rioters had urinated on the walls of Red Fort on Republic Day

The so-called 'farmer protestors' had not only disrespected the Tricolour, they were also seen urinating on the walls of the heritage monument.

Recently Popular

Speculations rife, Rajdeep Sardesai quits India Today after channel took him off air for spreading fake news

Sources claim that Rajdeep Sardesai termed his suspension and salary cut a big humiliation for him, and decieded to resign from India Today

Nude images of Thailand King’s royal mistress leaked online, rivalry with Queen suspected: Read details

The leak of the "very explicit" photos of Sineenat Wongvajirapakdi, who is fondly known as 'Koi', is believed to be a result of the bitter rivalry between her and the Queen.

Tractor rally: Rioting mob vandalised Ram Mandir and Kedarnath tableaux from Republic Day parade

Rioting mob on Tuesday not only desecrated the Red Fort and tried to kill the Delhi Police personnel but also vandalised the tableau from the Republic Day parade.

Rajdeep Sardesai lies twice, says ‘farmer’ was killed because the police shot him in the head: Here is the truth

In this way, those who had shared the fake news once would live under the false impression that it was indeed a case of police firing.

‘Flag of Khalistan is waving on Red Fort,’ ‘Historic Moment’: All Pakistan Muslim League celebrates “Black Day” for India

The All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) is celebrating the hoisting of the 'Khalistan Flag' at Red Fort on Republic Day.

Rajdeep Sardesai facing heat for peddling lies? Reports claim he is taken ‘off air’ by India Today, faces salary cut

Rajdeep Sardesai has been penalised for spreading fake news that farmer who had died in accident was shot dead by Delhi Police
- Advertisement -

 

News Minute publishes false information in the TRP manipulation case, corrects it after receiving legal notice from Republic TV

The News Minute had falsely said that BARC had determined TRP manipulation based on exchanges between Arnab Goswami and Partho Dasgupta

Republic TV files defamation suit against Times Now anchor Navika Kumar, sends notice to Indian Express. Details

The Republic TV petition mentions that Goswami had launched Times Now in 2006 and had taken it to the number 1 position in a year. It adds that Times Now and Kumar are now harbouring professional jealousy against Republic TV because of its success.

Speculations rife, Rajdeep Sardesai quits India Today after channel took him off air for spreading fake news

Sources claim that Rajdeep Sardesai termed his suspension and salary cut a big humiliation for him, and decieded to resign from India Today

‘Kiran ki na ka matlab?’ UP Police gets innovative while spreading awareness about consent of women

UP Police used a clip from the movie Darr, that dealt with the topic of respecting the 'no' answer of women, to spread awareness

‘You are a Dalal and a part of Godi Media’: Protestors confront Rajdeep Sardesai

A group of protestors had confronted Rajdeep Sardesai. While Sardesai tried to argue with them, they kept calling him 'Dalal' Dalal'.

‘We have no other money’, Prannoy Roy and Radhika Roy offer their NDTV shares as security in lieu of deposit against SEBI penalty

Supreme Court noted that Prannoy Roy and Radhika Roy must deposit some security against SEBI penalty, else SAT will not hear their appeal

Canadian MPs urge PM Justin Trudeau to officially condemn China’s treatment of Uyghur Muslims

Canadian MP Garnett Genuis said that Canada must recognise and respond to the Uyghur genocide in China.

Video from Punjab: Tractor runs over farm law protestors, kills 2, injures 3 others

The incident occurred near the Attari-Verka bypass in Vallah, Amritsar on 26 January.

Rajdeep Sardesai facing heat for peddling lies? Reports claim he is taken ‘off air’ by India Today, faces salary cut

Rajdeep Sardesai has been penalised for spreading fake news that farmer who had died in accident was shot dead by Delhi Police

Watch: Tractor rally rioters had urinated on the walls of Red Fort on Republic Day

The so-called 'farmer protestors' had not only disrespected the Tricolour, they were also seen urinating on the walls of the heritage monument.

Connect with us

245,563FansLike
496,912FollowersFollow
23,000SubscribersSubscribe