Wednesday, July 17, 2024

ECoR GM Inspects Therubali-Titlagarh-Sambalpur & Sambalpur-Jharsuguda Road-Sambalpur City-Jarpada Railway Sections – N.F Times


Bhubaneswar: In a comprehensive two-day visit to the Sambalpur Railway Division, East Coast Railway (ECoR) General Manager Parmeshwar Funkwal conducted an extensive inspection of the Therubali-Titlagarh-Sambalpur and Sambalpur-Jharsuguda Road-Sambalpur City-Jarpada Railway Sections. During this visit, he reviewed various ongoing projects and infrastructural works in the region.

Shri Funkwal’s inspection tour included visits to the Railway Stations at Muniguda, Kesinga, Titlagarh, Balangir, Barpali, and Sambalpur in the Therubali-Titlagarh-Sambalpur Railway Section. He also inspected the stations at Jharsuguda Road, Rengali, Sarla and Jarpada in the Sambalpur-Jharsuguda Road-Sambalpur City-Jarpada Railway Section.

During the visit, he examined several critical infrastructure projects, including the Freight Examination Facility with ROH (Routine Overhaul) at Sarla, the Crew Lobbies at Titlagarh and Sambalpur and Running Room at Sambalpur Stations. Shri Funkwal also inspected traffic facility works at various Railway Sidings associated with major industries such as M/s Vedanta Ltd. at Brundamal and Ambodala, Bhusan Power & Steel Ltd. at Lapanga, and M/s Aditya Aluminium Ltd. at Lapanga. He also held engaged in discussions with representatives of these industries to address operational needs and future collaborations.

Shri Funkwal took stock of the passenger amenities available at the stations and reviewed the ongoing developmental activities and construction works across the railway sections. He actively interacted with staff and officials to gather insights and suggestions for enhancing passenger services and proposed various modifications for future improvements. In addition, an Emergency Medical Services Facility was inaugurated at Sambalpur Railway Station in the presence of GM/ECoR.

The General Manager also reviewed the ongoing redevelopment of Railway Stations under the Amrit Station Scheme and instructed concerned officials to expedite the work to ensure timely completion. Safety, operations, mobility, infrastructural development and passenger amenities, along with the progress of Amrit Stations, were given top priority during Shri Funkwal’s inspection.

Shri Tushar Kant Pandey, Divisional Railway Manager of Sambalpur Railway Division along with senior officials accompanied the General Manager during the inspection.


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