Date of Post: 18 Jan, 2019
Hon’ble Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Communications & Minister of State for Railways’ Shri Manoj Sinha Dedicated to the Nation a New BG Line between Amb Andaura to Daulatpur Chauk via Chintpurni Marg Platform No.1 at Amb Andaura station , Extention of Platform No.1 at Una Himachal station , New Second class Waiting Hall at Una Himachal station and Laid Foundation Stone for New Foot Over Bridge at Amb Andaura station, New Foot Over Bridge and New Platform (PF.No.2) at Una Himachal station, Electrification of Amb Andaura – Daulatpur Chauk section and Flaged off 14553/14554 Delhi – Amb Andaura – Delhi Himachal Express & 54581/54582 Nangal Dam – Amb Andaura – Nangal Dam passenger train to Daulatpur Chauk.
Sh. Virender Kanwar, Hon’ble Minister, Panchayati Raj & Rural Development, Govt. of HP, Shri Anurag Thakur Hon’ble MP (Lok Sabha), Sh. Balbir Singh, Hon’ble MLA, Chintpurni, & Sh. Rajesh Thakur Hon’ble MLA, Gagret, Himachal Pradesh were the other dignitaries who graced the occasion with their august presence. General Manager/Northern Railway, Shri T.P.Singh, D.R.M. Ambala , Shri D.C. Sharma and Senior Officers of Northern Railway and State Government were also present on this occasion.
Salient Features of Newly Constructed Rail Link
Amb Andaura -Chintpurni Marg -Daulatpur Chauk block section ( about 16 km) is a part of Nangal Dam –Talwara New Railway Line. The Amb Andaura to Daulatpur Chauk section was certified fit for a maximum speed of 100 Kmph by Commissioner Railway Safety. This is fourth block section from Nangal Dam , which has been completed. The section from Nangal Dam to Amb Andaura station consisting of three block sections (about 44 Km) viz. Nangal dam – Una, Una – Churaru Takrala and Churaru Takrala – Amb Andaura had already been opened in past. With this new addition of 16 km stretch, the total route km completed so far is 60 km out of 83.74 KM.
The project was sanctioned vide pink book (budget) item 3 of 1982-83 at a cost of Rs.33.49 Crores from Nangal Dam to Talwara (83.74 Km) including Mukerian –Talwara section (29.16 Km.) The alignment of this project traverses in the sub mountainous region at the foothills of lower Shivalik ranges in the state of Punjab and Himachal Pradesh for 23.5 Km and 60.3 Km respectively. It will provide and promote social economic development, generate employment opportunities for local people of HP and Punjab State by providing rail connectivity. This link will boost tourism in the state of Himachal Pradesh by giving connectivity to religious and tourist places . Finally, when commissioned up to Mukerian, on the Ambala Cant – Ludhiana, Jalandhar City/Jalandhar Cant – Pathankot – Jammu Tawi section, it will be alternative route to J&K State with strategic importance. The project has great significance for providing connections between Pathankot and Leh by a rail link.
Major quantities involved in Amb Andaura- Daulatpur section included about 15,75,000 cum earthwork (including blanketing), 52 nos. bridges consisting of 10 nos. PSC box girder bridges on well foundation (major), 21 nos minor bridges,14 nos. RUBs and 07 Nos. ROBs. Two new station buildings Chintpurni Marg and Daulatpur Chauk have also been constructed .
The ceremonial functions were held at Amb Andaura and Daulatpur Chauk Railway Stations. Addressing a large gathering present at both the venues, Shri Sinha said that the Railway is committed towards enhancing the quality of rail journeys and creating new benchmarks in convenience standards through transforming passenger experience. The new facilities mark the relentless efforts of Indian Railways to bring about a perceptible improvement in the passengers interface areas in the state of Himachal Pradesh.
Source: Northern Railway
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