Railways to start girder installation work for new Jugsalai overbridge

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Several trains to remain cancelled on July 14

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Jamshedpur, July 12 : Train services will  hitin the Tatanagar-Adityapur section of South Eastern Railway’s Chakradharpur railway division on Sunday due to girder installation work for the new Jugsalaioverbridge.

The Chakradharpur railway division declared a railway block of three hours from 11.30 am on July 14 for the installation work.

Movement of over a dozen mail, express and passenger trains would be affected during the railway traffic-cum-power block. “The overhead traction wire will have to be dismantled for girder installation work and this would bring movement of trains to a grinding halt in that section for three hours,” said H K Balmuchu, director of Tatanagar railway station.

The Hatia-Tata Passenger, Barkakana -Tata Passenger and Tata-Chakulia Passenger trains will remain cancelled. The Dhanbad-Tata SwarnarekhaExpress  will be short-terminated at Kandra railway station. The Bilaspur- Tata Passenger will be short-terminated at Chakradharpur. The Barbil-Tata Passenger will be short-terminated at Chaibasa while the Asansol-Tata Express will be short-terminated at Chandil.

Apart from this movement of over half-a-dozen mail and express trains including  Titlagarh-Howrah Ispat Superfast Express  and Mumbai-Tata Antodaya Express would be affected in the Chakradharpur division.

About one lakh people from the densely-populated Jugsalai and Bagbera localities of the city cross the Jugsalai level crossing located between Tatanagar and Adityapur stations every day.  As  about 90 trains, including goods trains passes through the Jugsalai level crossing.

The railway has finalised the blueprint for the Rs 21.54 crore project. The road over bridge was a long pending demand of the people residing at Jugsalai.   Sources informed that of the 21.54 crores, 9.77 crores will be spent by the railway, where as the remaining Rs 11.77 crores will be borne by the state government. The road over bridge would ensure smooth traffic and avoid decongestion as the commuters face it now while crossing the level crossing. The existing Jugsalai roundabout will remain where it is not, but its size will be reduced mariginally.

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