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Successful speed trial of new broadgauge double line between Chandisar–Bhildi section of Ahmedabad division

Posted On: 29 SEP 2021 8:35PM by PIB Mumbai

Mumbai, 29 September 2021

 

Western Railway is contributing immensely in the infrastructural development of railways in Gujarat and in the last few years, tremendous boost has been given to gauge conversion, electrification, doubling and other infrastructural upgradations along with enhancement of passenger amenities. Western Railway has once again accomplished a great feat of completing the newly constructed Broad Gauge doubling work of the Chandisar - Bhildi section (32 km), part of Palanpur - Samayakhali doubling project over Ahmedabad division. Commissioner of Railway Safety/ Western Circle conducted an inspection of entire section on 27th & 28thSeptember, 2021and speed trial was successfully completed. During the speed trial,more than 125 kmph speed was achieved with NIL peak in OMS readings.

Chief Public Relations Officer of Western Railway, Shri Sumit Thakur informed that initial authorization has been accorded for opening the newly constructed BG double line Chandisar - Bhildi section for both passenger as well as Goods traffic with initial maximum permissible sectional speed of 95 kmph. The work of doubling has been undertaken by Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd. (RVNL). This section consists of total 37 minor bridges and one important Bridge on Banas River which has a 15x24.4m span of composite girder.

Shri Thakur stated that once the entire Palanpur - Samayakhali doubling project is completed, it will help to accommodate the existing trains and also cater to the future requirement on account of introduction of additional passenger and freight trains. It will help in decongesting the train movements & thereby, improve the punctuality of trains. The doubling project would also provide feeder route to the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor from Kandla and Tuna ports for the movement of petroleum products and other goods towards North as well as Eastern parts of the country.

  

    

The various views of the newly constructed Broad Gauge double line between Chandisar - Bhildi section which has been accorded initial authorization for running both passenger as well as Goods traffic.The various views of the newly constructed Broad Gauge double line between Chandisar - Bhildi section which has been accorded initial authorization for running both passenger as well as Goods traffic.

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