Eastern Railway enhances infrastructure at Howrah Division for smooth Passenger and Freight Train operations

Eastern Railway has completed various infrastructural works in Howrah Division in record time, ensuring seamless movement of passengers & goods trains while prioritising safety.

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Eastern Railway accomplished many infrastructure works in record time for seamless movement of passengers & goods trains and at the same time ensuring safety. Marching ahead in this direction for infrastructure augmentation Eastern Railway has replaced an old bridge constructed in the year 1910 between Sainthia & Gadadharpur stations in Bolpur – Rampurhat section.

As the bridge was very old, stress was given to reconstruct it o­n war footing and by imposing a traffic block for o­nly 15 hours today. The bridge replacement work was performed there with Two 150 tonne cranes deployed at site so that the work can be completed well within time.

This bridge (Bridge No. 125) which is undergoing renewal work was made by Burn & Co. Ltd., in 1910. The bridge has three spans (2 spans of 15.65 mtrs. & 1 span of 12.2 metres.) and has a total length of 48 metres.

In the shadow of the block, many other asset maintenance works are going o­n like welding of joints, rail change work of 40 metres etc. Moreover by utilising the another traffic block in between Chhatra & Murarai for pre non-interlocking work many other engineering works have been completed in the shadow of the block for minimising the requirement of train regulation keeping in view passengers convenience.

These accomplished works are as follows:

  • Replacement of Protection girders in connection with subway works to eliminate level crossing gate No. 32 at Murarai by Box Pushing method.
  • Dismantling of abandoned Foot Over Bridge at Murarai.
  • Various routine maintenance works like tamping of track, oiling greasing of fish plates, juggling plates etc.
  • Overhead maintenance work by the Traction department & Signal maintenance work by Signal & Telecommunication department were also carried out in the shadow of the block.

Shri Kausik Mitra, CPRO, Eastern Railway said that Eastern Railway is committed for completion of all the infrastructural work for ensuring safety. This replacement of an old bridge will not o­nly ensure safety but also improve the sectional speed facilitating seamless movement of trains in the Bolpur-Rampurhat section.

Source: Eastern Railway- Press Release | Images Credit: Eastern Railway