Chandigarh:T he Northern Railways has conducted a successful testing of the double laning tracks and bridge over Ghaggar River on Tuesday. Railways did the testing by running a locomotive on the Dappar-Chandigarh section, said Divisional Railway Manager (DRM), Ambala Dinesh Kumar.
DRM said, “Railways have conducted the successful testing of the recently laid double tracks on Dappar-Chandigarh section under Semi High Speed Corridor. The testing was done by running a locomotive on the tracks and newly constructed bridge on Ghaggar River. The testing was a success which was conducted under supervision of deputy chief engineer Rajiv Gupta. Only discrepancy spotted was delay of electrification of the section which Electrical Department have claimed to complete the work by July after which the Commission of Railway Safety (CRS) will conduct the train run.”
The most awaited project of double-laning of the Chandigarh-Ambala Section gets dragged on as the trial run of the semi high speed corridor between Chandigarh and Dappar is once again put forward. This is the fifth time that the trial run has been postponed.
Earlier, the project was scheduled to be completed by November 2016 and the trail run was to be conducted in December 2016. Then in January 30, 2017 and then to March 15 and now it may be conducted in July.
Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) Dinesh Kumar said, that railways had successfully conducted the trail run on the Dappar-Ambala section in October last year.
During the trail run the Commissioner Railway Safety (CCRS) train clocked the average of 130 km/ph on the section.
The 23 km distance between Chandigarh and Dappar has been completed along with new bridge on Ghaggar River whereas 22 kilo meters distance between Dappar and Ambala cantonment railway station of double laning has already been completed earlier. DRM said that only electrification process of Dappar-Chandigarh section is left.
Semi high-speed corridor project further delayed till July due to shortcomings
For more news updates Follow and Like us on Facebook