Railway Board Chairman & CEO Smt. Jaya Varma Sinha inspects Pamban Bridge and Dhanushkodi New Line Project

Chairperson & CEO of Railway Board, Ms. Jaya Varma Sinha on a two-day visit to Southern Railway conducted comprehensive inspection of the upcoming Pamban Bridge & reviewed the scope of Dhanushkodi New line project. She also appraised the status of Rameswaram and Madurai Station Redevelopment works.

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Ms. Jaya Varma Sinha arrived in Madurai and conducted a window trailing inspection by a special train from Madurai to Mandapam. Shri Alok Kumar Mishra, Executive Director (Mechanical, Transportation), Railway Board, Shri R.N. Singh, General Manager, Southern Railway, Shri Amit Kumar Manuwal, Chief Administrative Officer, Construction Organisation, Chennai Egmore, Shri N. Sreekumar, Principal Chief Operating Manager, Shri Desh Ratan Gupta, Principal Chief Engineer and other Officers and staff of Southern Railway accompanied the Chairperson & CEO during her inspection.

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Inspection of Pamban Bridge & Dhanushkodi:

  • The Railway Board Chairperson & CEO inspected the upcoming Pamban Bridge structure and held a brief meeting with Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL) officials and held discussions o­n the status of the new bridge construction works.
  • Shri Pradeep Gaur, Chairman and Managing Director, Rail Vikas Nigam Limited, New Delhi, Shri B. N. Singh, Principal Executive Director, Rail Vikas Nigam Limited, New Delhi and Shri B. Kamalakara Reddy, Chief Project Manager, Rail Vikas Nigam Limited, Chennai participated in the review meeting.

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  • The Chairperson & CEO emphasised safety and sustainability in bridge construction which is crucial for ensuring uninterrupted connectivity.
  • Following this, the inspection of Dhanushkodi was done with focus o­n the scope of Rameswaram – Dhanushkodi New line project.

Inspection of Rameswaram & Madurai Station Redevelopment Works:

  • Later, the Chairperson conducted inspection of Rameswaram station redevelopment works and offered suggestions for improvement.

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  • O­n arrival at Madurai, Ms. Jaya Varma Sinha conducted a comprehensive review of Madurai Junction redevelopment works and exhorted the officials for time bound completion of the project.

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This comprehensive inspection over Southern Railway drives special focus on infrastructural development in the region. The construction of the bridge will allow trains to operate at a higher speed which connects Rameswaram to mainland India, whereas the Dhanushkodi rail line project will enhance train connectivity.

Source: Southern Railway- Press Release | Featured Image Credit: Southern Railway