Ugarkhurd Vijayanagar Section Successfully Doubled, Enhancing Capacity and Safety
In a significant development for the Southwestern Railway, the newly doubled railway track between Ugarkhurd and Vijayanagar has been successfully completed. This vital project, undertaken as part of the Londa-Miraj initiative sanctioned in 2015-16, aims to enhance railway capacity and safety in the region. The recently commissioned Ugarkhurd Vijayanagar Section, spanning 18.5 kilometers, is a milestone achievement in this ambitious undertaking.
Statutory inspection by CRS (Eastern Circle) Shri Suvamoy Mitra, and trial run of the train on the newly doubled Ugarkhurd Vijayanagar Section between Ugarkhurd and Vijayanagar stations of the Londa-Miraj route marked a significant milestone in the project. The presence of esteemed officials such as Chief Engineer Shri Murali Krishna and Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) Shri Harsh Khare added to the importance of the event.
During the statutory inspection conducted by CRS Shri Suvamoy Mitra, the newly doubled railway track underwent a meticulous evaluation to ensure compliance with stringent safety standards. The inspection covered various aspects, including track alignment, signaling systems, level crossings, bridges, and overall infrastructure integrity. This thorough examination is essential to guarantee the safety of both passengers and train operations.
Following the successful inspection of Ugarkhurd Vijayanagar Section, a trial run of the train was conducted on the newly commissioned section. The trial run is a crucial step in assessing the track’s performance and suitability for regular operations. It involves testing the track’s stability, smoothness, and adherence to operational parameters. Additionally, the trial run allows for the identification and rectification of any potential issues before opening the track for regular train services.
The doubling of the Ugarkhurd Vijayanagar Section, costing approximately Rs. 210 crores, marks a crucial step forward in the modernization efforts of the Ministry of Railways. The completion of this project has brought the total commissioned distance of the Londa-Miraj project to an impressive 154 kilometers out of the planned 186 kilometers.
One of the key advantages of doubling the railway track is the increased capacity it offers. With separate tracks dedicated to up and down lines, express and passenger trains no longer need to wait for others to pass, ensuring smoother and more efficient operations. This improvement is particularly beneficial in reducing delays and optimizing the movement of both passengers and goods.
The newly doubled Ugarkhurd Vijayanagar Section boasts two major bridges, 27 minor bridges, and two Road Over Bridges, which have been constructed to the highest safety standards. During the rigorous statutory inspection conducted by the Commissioner of Railway Safety, the newly laid track underwent thorough scrutiny and adherence to various safety norms. Following the successful inspection and necessary compliances, the track has now been declared fit for railway service and traffic.
During the inspection process, a speed trial was carried out to ensure the track’s ability to handle trains at higher speeds safely. Such trials are conducted to assess the track’s stability, alignment, and other critical factors that contribute to passenger safety. The successful completion of the speed trial further reinforces the confidence in the reliability and durability of the newly doubled Ugarkhurd-Vijayanagar section.
The addition of three stations, namely Ugarkhurd, Vijayanagar, and Shedbal, along this upgraded railway line brings greater accessibility and convenience to the local communities. These stations will serve as crucial transport hubs, connecting passengers to various destinations efficiently.
The South-western Railway has always been committed to the development of a robust and modern rail network, catering to the growing needs of the region. The doubling of the Ugarkhurd Vijayanagar Section is a testament to this commitment, as it not only improves connectivity but also enhances the overall safety and operational efficiency of the network.
The successful completion of the Ugarkhurd Vijayanagar Section is a result of the concerted efforts and collaboration between the Ministry of Railways, South-western Railway, and all other stakeholders involved. The project’s 100% funding by the Ministry of Railways highlights the government’s dedication to improving rail infrastructure and promoting safe and efficient transportation across the country.
The successful completion of the statutory inspection by CRS (Eastern Circle) and the subsequent trial run of the train signify a major achievement in the Londa-Miraj project. The efforts of the South-western Railway, Ministry of Railways, and all stakeholders involved in the project have been instrumental in reaching this significant milestone. The completion of the doubling of the railway track between Ugarkhurd and Vijayanagar stations not only enhances capacity and safety but also paves the way for improved connectivity and transportation services in the region.
As the Londa-Miraj project progresses toward its completion, the doubling of the Ugarkhurd-Vijayanagar section stands as a milestone achievement. The Southwestern Railway looks forward to the continued expansion and modernization of the rail network, ensuring a seamless travel experience for passengers and facilitating the economic growth of the region.
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