CRS issues Green Signal for Agartala-Dharmanagar railway section

agartala dharmanagar trialAgartala: Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS) in Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) S K Pathak today indicated green signal for best speed passenger train service in newly converted broad gauge track in Tripura between Agartala and Dharmanagar.Talking to media here, he said that despite several confusion over on-time conversion work in long pending Badarpur-Agartala section, the NFR was able to finish the work within the scheduled time, which began from last October.After two-day’s inspection on the newly built Agartala-Kumarghat broad gauge tracks, Mr Pathak said they did not find any major problem in the 109 km stretch. “In my point of view, Agartala railway station would be second-best station in the country after Jammu and Kashmir’s Katra in terms of architectural and other construction works,” he said.Mr Pathak said the NFR had extended full support to the CRS for conducting inspection while the NFR got tremendous support from the state government making the entire process a smooth one. CRS inspection between Dharmanagar and Badarpur started during the day.After conducting the inspection, the CRS team suggested to run BG train with a speed of 100 km per hour between Agartala and Kumarghat. On the safety of tunnel, he said there was little problem in tunnel number II but that has been solved by adopting an innovative plan by NFR authority.”The 109 km BG tracks are safe for running BG train with a speed of 100 KM per hour,” he said adding that the NFR is likely to introduce passenger train service by second week of April. Most-modern signaling, an important part of the train service, has been used in the newly built BG track. On the inspection up to Udaipur, Mr Pathak said the CRS inspection could be done by next month to pave the way for running BG train.According to Mr Pathak, the 109 km BG track will have six crossing and four halt stations.

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