Jammu, Feb 10: Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Railway Board Jaya Varma Sinha carried out an intensive inspection of the USBRL project on February 9.
Shobhan Chaudhuri, General Manager Northern Railway; Sandeep Gupta, CAO USBRL; Sanjay Gupta, CMD KRCL; V P Singh, PCE Northern Railway (NR); U C Joshi, PCOM Northern Railway (NR) and Sanjay Sahu, Divisional Railway Manager Firozpur and other senior officers of USBRL project were present during the inspection.
A spokesperson of Northern Railway said, “Chairperson Railway Board (CRB) Jaya Varma Sinha commenced inspection from Katra to Tunnel No T-33 (old T-1). She conducted a motor trolley inspection, followed by an intensive on-foot inspection of the ongoing critical work of Tunnel T-33. She appreciated the good work being done by the project team under the extremely challenging geological conditions and advised them to follow all safety protocols. She directed the project authorities to take all possible measures to expedite the completion of balance works so that the Katra-Reasi section can be linked.”
She continued the motor trolley inspection of Tunnel T-34 (old T-2) onwards through Anji Bridge, Reasi Station, Bakkal Station, Chenab Bridge right up to Dugga railway station inspecting track, E&M, S&T and RE works and expressed satisfaction regarding the quality and progress of these works, the spokesperson stated. CRB reviewed the progress of the USBRL project at the Chenab bridge site with the officials of NR, KRCL and IRCON.
“She expressed satisfaction at the pace of works and directed the project authorities to closely monitor all balance works especially Tunnel T-1 and Sawalkote yard works to ensure that there are no delays. Despite all types of geological, topographical and meteorological challenges, work on the remaining portion is in full swing. Every day, the Indian Railway (IR) is edging closer to connecting Kashmir Valley to the rest of the railway network,” the spokesperson said.