Jamshedpur , Nov. 18: Trains passing through the Tatanagar railway station under Chakradharpur division of South Eastern Railway ( SER) would be partially affected for the next one week due to dismantling work of the old abandoned road overbridge.
Tatangar station director H K Balmuchu said that they have got the approval for carrying out a rail block for a brief period – ranging between one to three hours daily from tomorrow so that the dismantling work could be carried out smoothly.
” As per the plans the temporary block would be carried out for the dismantling work of the old bridge. A team of railway’s engineering wing from SER’s Kolkata based headquarters had also inspected the station and the abandoned bridge on Saturday. The rail block which will last between one to three hours depending on the situation would partially affect movement of trains,” he said.
According to Balmuchu, all railway departments at Tatanagar railway station has been instructed to co-operate and to ensure that trains running via Tatanagar are not much delayed.
Movement on the old bridge was stopped after the construction of the new second road bridge parallel to it. For two decades now passengers are using the new road overbridge to reach the railway station.
The old abandoned road overbridge is being dismantled to pave way for a new footbridge. The A1-category Tatanagar railway station currently has a single foot overbridge towards the Howrah end. The new foot overbridge would be constructed opposite to it at the Chakradharpur end.
Tatanagar railway station witnesses a daily traffic of over 90- mail, express and passenger trains which either originate from Tatanagar of go via that station. The daily passenger footfall is close to 50,000.