Jamshedpur MP inaugurates series of rail projects
Mail News Service
Jamshedpur: A series of rail projects aimed at providing fillip to passenger amenities at Tatanagar and other railway stations under Chakradharpur division of South Eastern Railway ( SER) were inaugurated on Monday. Jamshedpur MP Bidyut Baran Mahto formally inaugurated the projects.�
The projects the 75 Km ambitious third-railway line project connecting Raj Kharsawan ( in adjoining Seraikela-Kharsawan district) with Dongaposhi in West Singhbhum. The Rs 614 crore project would help in improve rail traffic in the 75 Km route which witnesses movement of both passenger and goods train.
The other important project was installation of 1.2 MW solar panels in each of the three stations- Tatanagar, Sini and Chakradharpur. The solar panels project is aimed at promoting green energy development at stations. The solar power project involves investment of about Rs 50 lakh in each of the stations.
The MP also unveiled a Rs 29 lakh re-development plan for Ramgarh Cantonment and inaugurated online the extension of two platform shelters at Adityapur railway station. About Rs 1.27 crore was invested in the platform shelter extension project which was an addition to passenger amenities.
On the occasion, online inauguration also took place for two foot overbridge projects at Kendoposhi and Pandrashali stations in West Singhbhum district. About Rs 1.28 crore was spent for the two foot overbridges. It was a long pending demand of passengers.
Addressing the gathering at Murgapara, Mahto praised the SER for launching passenger-friendly amenities. ” The need for third line felt during the Modi government. The third line would bring revenue and increase train traffic as well,” said Mahto talking to Pio boss.
On the occasion, a senior SER official said that the several projects are being launched at Tatanagar railway station as the station assumes importance in view because it is located on the Howrah-Mumbai main route. Several important trains travel via Tatanagar, including the high-profile Rajdhani Express and Duronto Express. The station sees a daily traffic of 90 mail, express and passenger trains, besides a footfall of more than 60,000 passengers.
On the occasion, Laxman Gilua, state BJP president also addressed the gathering. He said that the Central Government is playing key role in implementing several long pending railway projects.