Indore : Gauge conversion work of Laxmibai Nagar-Indore railway track section would be over by this month end, paving way for the cabling work will start.
Sources said gauge conversion of only 4 km-long Laxmibai Nagar-Indore section out of 40-km-long Indore-Fatehabad route remained incomplete. The track between Fatehabad-Laxmibai Nagar was approved for rail traffic by the Commissioner, Railway Safety last year and accordingly, movement of trains started from October last year. But just 4 km long Laxmibai Nagar-Indore section could not be completed even after 6 months.
A railway source said that the delay was due to an incomplete bridge over the Khan River and up-gradation of platforms there. Source added that though the laying of BG tracks was completed earlier, but cabling and signaling work would be done in near future.
Sources said that rail traffic would not start for now, as the gauge conversion work from Rajkumar Mill ROB to the main station is not yet finished. The construction department will now focus on two new platforms at Bal Vinay Mandir end and main railway station.