Jharkhand government to build Jugsalai over-bridge

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    Jamshedpur: The proposed over bridge at Jugsalai railway level crossing will be constructed by Jharkhand government.

    Five more such over-bridges will be constructed across the state by the Jharkhand government while the remaining six in the proposals will be built by the Central government. This was informed by the GM of South Eastern Railway Radheshyam on his arrival at Tatanagar railway station on Tuesday.

    The Rail GM said the initiative regarding the construction of the Jugsalai over-bridge was to be taken by the state government. It is yet to be decided as to where the over bridge will lie in Jugsalai. The site of construction will has to be earmarked. Railway will take initiative in this regard in case the state government either provides the fund or gets the work done,” he said.

    The senior railway officer said the Railway Board had given the go ahead to the proposal for constructing escalators at the Tatanagar railway station. The escalator will be installed at platform number 1, 4 and 5 in a year, he said, adding that escalators will be installed gradually at all platforms.

    Regarding the proposed second entry point to the Tatanagar railway station, the GM said the work will be completed within a year. He said tender had been re-issued for the work and the contractor had been given June deadline to complete the work.

    He further said that the two storied reservation building at the railway station will be completed by the end of October this year. The GM said the work on laying third line will soon start from Adityapur to Gamharia once the work is over from Sini to Rajkharsawan.

    Radheshyam inspected the foot over bridge at second entry of Tatanagar railway station and also visited the marshalling yard and Makdampur siding.

    Talking about revenue, the GM said the railways had suffered a dent in the revenue earned through transportation of iron ore and minerals.

    This year the freight was 2 million less than usual due to ban on mining, he said.

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