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NORTHERN RAILWAY TO INTENSIFY PATROLLING DURING FOGGY DAYS

November 13, 2019 09:21 PM

Zirakpur (J.S.Kaler)

Northern railway is going to increase night patrolling during foggy  days to avoid any untoward incident due to fracture of track which is the key reason of any accident in winters.

T P Singh, general manager northern railway while sharing their plans for winters said that he already issues instructions to patrolling staff that they will increase their patrolling during night hours as the track shrinks due
to dip in temperature and day time it expand usually in winters.

He said that to keep a check on the patrolling staff a tracker which  locate their location is issue to all patrolling staff. The purpose of the tracker is to find out about the walking speed of the staff and how much area they cover in how much time so that the monitoring staff can keep a check on their movement whether they go in field or not.

Even the staff can alert to the control room through this device and official of the control room can communicate with him about the lcoation, he added.

At present fog safety devices is installed in each engine which helps locomotive pilot to know about the signal board which becomes invisible during dense fog. The device gave an alarm about the signal through an audio message so that he will be on alert about the trainmovement, he said.

In fact, training is given to all locomotive pilots about the speed they should maintain for the safety of the passengers which is the priority instead of punctuality during foggy days. 

The Chandigarh-Baddi project costing rs 1540 crore has three shareholders including railways, Haryana and Himachal Pardesh government. For the railway line of 28 KM, the Haryana state has to give 25 km and Himachal Pardesh share is 3KM. HP has already give their share of Rs 45 crore for land acquisition for this project but Haryana government has yet to acquire the land for the project.

Eleven flats and one building which accommodates three branches of railway and a health unit for employees on Panchkula side of railway station will be demolished for the development of commercial site under world class railway station project.

This was decided after T P Singh, general manager northern railway along with the officials of Indian Railway Stations Development Corporation Limited (IRSDC) visit the site to take a final call on this issue as the tender for commercial development is yet to allocated. He said that it is important that shifting of building and officials should be finalize before work for commercial project started which is in pipeline for tender allocation.

While visit to the health unit he instructed the officials that all modern facilities should be included when the health unit will be  reconstructed in railway campus. The station development project will be of Rs 135 crore which will be executed by IRSDC. 

What will be demolish for commercial development?

11 officer flats

Health unit

Branch of three departments.

Work at railway station start from January 1, 2020

For development of four storied building which will be completed in 24 months the IRSDC will shift the existing entrance, washrooms, snack bar, waiting room, executive lodge will have to shut for commencing the work of the world class station building. It is decided that an alternative arrangement will be made for all these services before the  commencement of the work at station. The entrance will be shifted to the area where escalators were there from front side of the station. Northern railway has chalked out revised estimate for the Chandigarh Baddi line after facing an issue of connectivity near Panchkulanational highway.

General Manager T P Singh, northern railway on Wednesday while sharing the plan said that in revised plan the alignment of the track is different due to which there is cut down of 6 to 7 km of travelling  time. He said that while reviewing the project the officers found that there are patches where they found that chances of flood like situation can be rose due to river belt. After considering the situation it is decided that the railway will construct bridges in
this area to avoid any problem in future, he said. GM said that the revised proposal sent to the higher authorities for final nod as the land acquisition is yet to be done by the railway.To speed up land acquisition process for Chandigarh-Baddi railway lineunion railway ministry has given status to the project of ‘specialrailway project’. After which various meetings were held between the officials of railway and Haryana.

The Chandigarh-Baddi project costing rs 1540 crore has three shareholders including railways, Haryana and Himachal Pardesh government. For the railway line of 28 KM, the Haryana state has to give 25 km and Himachal Pardesh share is 3KM. HP has already give their share of Rs 45 crore for land acquisition for this project but Haryana government has yet to acquire the land for the project.

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