Bhubaneswar: Doubling of 13.5 km track between Kerajang and Angul, which is part of doubling of Sambulpur-Talcher link, is going on with full swing. The commissioning of this line may be done by first week of January 2021. As a part of the doubling work, a traffic block was taken at Level crossing gate No. ST-100 for four and half hours during night time. The night block is unique of its kind.
This Level Crossing gate is very busy with Traffic Vehicle Unit (TVU) more than 4 lakhs. Night block was taken from 2300hrs of 15.12.20 to 0320 hrs of 16.12.20 so that the movement of road vehicles will not be affected with due permission and support from District administration. One platoon of Odisha police was also deployed. The work was successfully completed without any untoward incident whatsoever.
The doubling between Kerajang and Angul is on the verge of completion and there may be inspection by Commissioner of Railway safety (CRS) to be conducted by end of December 2020. In view of loading, this line is very important as it will have a surge from 3 to 6 MT from Jindal Steel Plant (JSPL) siding. This doubling is a part of 85.3 Km Rairakhol to Angul doubling work of Sambalpur -Talcher Road Railway line. With this, almost 51% of the Sambalpur-Talcher road doubling will be completed.