Indore: Fifteen more trains can ply from city railway station, which is the only ‘A’ grade railway station of Ratlam division. This has become possible after setting up of a new pit line in coaching depot at city railway station. Two more pit lines at Mhow railway station have been completed. It will help to ease the pressure of maintenance of trains in coaching depot to a considerable extent.
The construction of pit line has been completed in a record seven months despite space constraint. A trial has been conducted. The number of pit lines fell short due to growing operation and frequency of existing trains from city railway station. As a result, Ratlam division decided to build a new pit line in addition to five pit lines.
According to information, there are five pit lines out of which first pit line has capacity to accommodate nine railway coaches. It has become defunct as there is no space to extend it. The second pit line is in bad shape. Pit line number three, four and five are operational. In short, only three pit lines are usable.
After construction of sixth pit line, the city will have four pit lines for maintenance of trains. Two pit lines are ready at Mhow Railway station while construction of third pit line is underway, which is likely to be completed in next eight months.
The construction of new pit lines will improve the facility for trains’ maintenance. With help of new pit line at city railway station and two at Mhow railway station, we would be in a position to increase operation of 12 to 15 trains from city railway station.