Railway track work inspected

Railway track work inspected

A team of officials from the office of the Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS), visited Srirangapatna in Mandya district to inspect the quality and safety of the new double track near the railway station on Monday.

CRS Manohar, Divisional Railway Manager R S Saxena, chief administrator (constructions) Ashok Gupta and other officials inspected the track. They traveled on the 1.5 km stretch of the track, laid upon the bridges of the two branches of the Cauvery River, to see how safe it is.

The officials said, on the 140-km long Bengaluru-Mysuru route, the electrification is done long ago, up to Kengeri. The works on electrification is underway from Kengeri to Yeliyuru. The works from Yeliyuru to Mysuru would be taken up shortly, they said.

The works on a small portion of the track were delayed due to the presence of an old armoury on the route. The armoury was moved physically, away from the path, to lay the new track. Even though the works on the track was completed a couple of months ago, it has not yet got authorisation, a process of getting sanction for operation of passenger services on the track.

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