Another line between RNT and Patna Jn commissioned
PATNA: The railways has commissioned one more additional line between Rajendra Nagar Terminal (RNT) and Patna Junction to stable empty rakes of passenger trains after their proper washing and maintenance. Work on laying of one more additional line between Patna Junction and RNT will be completed soon.
According to sources, the Railway Board has approved the plan with a view to stabilizing the rakes of passenger train coaches. The railways intends to complete the project on priority basis from operational point of view as well as to streamline the run of originating trains from these two major stations of Danapur division under the East Central Railway (ECR), sources said.
According to Danapur rail division PRO R K Singh, this facility is a must now to maintain smooth movement of trains at these two places after proper maintenance of passenger coaches in the washing pit line. About 40 to 60 pairs of trains originate either from Patna Junction or RNT every day, he said.
The Danapur division has been of late experiencing great difficulty in stabilizing the washed and maintained coaches in the yard following an increase in the number of new passenger trains from Patna Junction and RNT. Thus these two stabling yards will cope with the rush of passenger trains, the PRO said.
Besides, the division has been carrying out both primary and secondary maintenance work with regard to all long-distance passenger trains. Laying of two additional lines will prove to be a boon for the division and it will facilitate smooth run of passenger trains, he said.
Underlining the need of stabling lines, the PRO said that the new facility would segregate goods train movements completely from the passenger trains. The infrastructure will fully cater to the operational needs of the division, he said, adding these two additional lines are being connected to route relay interlocking (RRI) system, too, from safety point of view.
According to sources, the Board has already sanctioned a third line between Phulwari and FCI godown to segregate movement of passenger trains coming from north Bihar after commissioning of the Digha-Sonepur rail bridge in 2012-2013. Besides, the railways is building a new station at Pataliputra on the Bailey Road near Rukunpura. Since this station will have full terminal facilities, the railways intends to build a bypass line connecting both Danapur and Phulwari stations as well, sources said, adding the third line has thus become a must to further streamline train movement.