Saturday, April 28, 2012

Jammu Udhampur Katra Rly line to be electrified

Special styles cleared for tunnels, bridges Jammu-Udh-Katra Rly line to be electrified
within two years

General Manager, Railway Electrification, Jagdev Kalia, these days said that Jammu-Udhampur-Katra Railway line are going to be electrified at intervals next 2 years and single line between Chakki Bank to Jammu by finish of current year.

Interacting with the media-persons at Railway Station here this morning once taking stock of the electrification comes, Mr Kalia said, "work on electrification of Chakki Bank to Jammu and Udhampur to Jammu railway lines goes on at the specified pace so Diesel Multiple Units (DMUs) are replaced by the electrical Multiple Units (EMUs) as early as possible".

"Given this pace of labor, we have a tendency to are hopeful of finishing the electrification work on Chakki Bank to Jammu by {the finish|the top|the tip} of current year whereas because the same on Udhampur-Jammu section is targeted to be completed by end of next year", he said, adding electrification of second line would be dole out solely once completion of all styles of works by the development division.

Disclosing that electrification work on Udhampur-Katra section would begin solely once the gap of the railway line for traditional train traffic, he hoped that at intervals next 2 years electrical Multiple Units (EMUs) can begin chugging up to holy city of Katra.

It is pertinent to say here that on Udhampur-Katra railway line, downside of seepage is being faced on Tunnel no 1 and direction of the tunnel is being modified to avoid the problematic space.

About Jammu-Udhampur section, Mr Kalia said, "at gift work on ten kilometer stretch from Udhampur to Ramnagar goes on and hopefully at intervals next one or 2 months all styles of work on this patch would be completed".

Rail services suspended in valley

Admitting that electrification of Jammu-Udhampur-Katra railway line could be a difficult task, the overall Manager said, "there are twenty tunnels and fourteen bridges on Jammu-Udhampur section and special arrangements are needed to be created in the least these places so as to make sure safety of the electrification network".

In response to a matter, he said, "we have ready special styles for electrification works in tunnels and on the bridges so throughout inclement climatic conditions the poles or the electricity provide lines don’t get damaged".

Disclosing that sites have additionally been identified for fixing of electrical sub-stations from where the facility provide are going to be provided to the railway lines, Mr Kalia said that sub-station at Samba can give power provide to Jammu-Pathankote section whereas as Jammu-Udhampur section would get electricity provide from sub-station at Manwal.

Responding to a different question, the overall Manager said, "the electrification of Katra-Dharam section has additionally been given nod however the work on an equivalent would be potential solely when the track is prepared for chugging of the trains".

Mr Kalia, who took stock of the railway electrification comes with the involved officers, can once more visit the sites significantly on Jammu-Udhampur Section so as to make sure that any hurdles within the completion of prestigious project are cleared and work is executed at intervals the stipulated timeframe.

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