Major work expected to be over by June 30
Indore: Construction of two new platforms at Old Mall Godam would be operational by August this year though major portion of work would be completed in the target time of June 30. These two platforms would help in solving problems of the railways.
The rail administration has decided to build 20-coach capacity two new platforms at Old Mall Godam at a cost of Rs 14 crore about six months ago. The step was taken due to plying of new trains every year. The Railways sources said that over 60 percent work was completed. But, sources claimed that the remaining work would take about two months. The platform building is getting shape and slab filling of the first floor and surface of the platforms are underway. Side-by-side, signal and electric work is also in progress.
Official sources said that in order to speed up construction work, one more contractor was hired and it will lay down rails and tracks, while the first one undertaking civil and platform construction work. Official sources also said that the target for the work was June 30. Sources further added that as per the present situation, it seems that major construction work could be completed and it will not be able to start operation from here. On the other hand, Ratlam Division PRO Pradip Sharma expressed hope that it will operational from July and the construction work would be completed in targeted time.
Still the track and rail laying, shade over the platforms, erection of the poles for the electrification of the track and development of the parking area is yet to do. These work still not started. Railway is constructing Iland platform there, where the wicket window and some offices will be on the first floor and at the ground floor there will be only two platforms. At both side of the platform building two passenger vehicle parking will be developed.