Chhattisgarh East Rail Ltd, IRCON sign Pact for Rail Corridor development

Raipur (R): A ‘project execution agreement’ had been signed between Chhattisgarh East Rail Ltd (CERL)- an arm of Public Sector South Eastern Coalfields Ltd and IRCON International Ltd at the SECL headquarters here for expediting development of a ‘Rail Corridor’ in the district.

The agreement was signed between CERL CEO U T Kanjharkar and IRCON Executive Director Sanjay Rastogi. The Rail Corridor would greatly ease passenger traffic and faster loading of coal after completion of the project. The project would be completed in three phases and would throw up large employment opportunities, a SECL press release issued here on Tuesday stated.

During the first and second phase, the  Rail Corridor would be established between Kharsia and Korijhpar and Korijhapar and Dharamjaigarh. During the third phase, the Rail Corridor between Dharamjaigarh and Korba would be established. There had been coal reserves of 4489 million tonnes found in the SECL’s Mand-Raigarh coalfield which would be greatly benefitted from the Rail Corridor project, it stated.

Present on the occasion were SECL CMD N Kumar, Director (Finance) A P Panda, Director Technical (Operations) RP Thakur, Chief Vigilance Officer G Janardhan , IPS, SECL Advisor AR Komavar and South East Central Railway (SECR) DRM A P Singh. Speaking on the occasion, SECL CMD N Kumar stated that the project would greatly contribute to development of Chhattisgarh.

Chairman, CERL AP Panda said that the project would be completed in a time-bound manner.