Railways will release time table of Simhasta Special trains
Indore : Movement of trains between Indore and Mhow stations would resume after a gap of over one year. The Ratlam Division received the certificate for movement of trains from the Commissioner Railway Safety. While addressing media persons on Tuesday, DRM Manoj Sharma made this information.
Sharma said that the rail administration received certificate from the CRS to resume rail traffic on this 25-km-long Indore-Mhow Section soon. He saiid that initially trains would run at the speed of 90kmph.
However, he declined to disclose the exact date of train movement on this section and said it would be decided only after the visit of WR GM GC Agrawal.
Some signaling works are still pending, so resumption of traffic will take time, he said.
It may be recalled that the mega block of gauge conversion was started on February 7, 2015 but the work could not be completed so an extension of 6 months was given. After completion of gauge conversion, CRS Sushil Chandra inspected the section and also carried out trial run and also gave his nod for rail traffic.
Only Indore-Ratlam DMU trains will run
The DMU (Diesel Multiple Units) trains would run on Indore-Mhow section as the platform will hold only 16 coaches. Due to the shortage of land at Mhow railway station, two platforms could be able to hold 18 coach trains.
Simhasta Special Trains
Sharma further said that due to elections, the admn was delaying announcement of special trains for Simhastha mela.
Pathway at Park Road platforms
Earlier, Sharma inspected all 6 platforms ahead of the scheduled April 7 visit of GM Agrawal. During inspection of Park Road Platforms No 5 and 6, he instructed the officials to build pathway at both end of the platform to facilitate physically-challenged passengers. The pathways will also help in easy movement of cargos.