The 17.799KMs long Double Line between Sagadapata & Tangiriapal of Jaroli-Jakhapura Super Critical Doubling Project has been opened for train movement from 3rd March 2023 after getting clearance from Commissioner Railway Safety (CRS). CRS has approved the Railway Section after inspecting all safety angles for smooth train operations.
After commissioning of this super critical rail project, this will enable better capacity to the existing traffic facility for carriage of goods (mostly iron and manganese ore) as well as passenger traffic. Transportation of iron and coals to the nearest ports like Dhamara, Paradeep and Visakhapatnam will be easier by ECoR apart from running of passenger carried trains. This line connects iron and manganese rich areas under Keonjhar district to the nearest ports as well as many steel plants. This Double line is very essential for development of the nation, especially this region.
Bansapani-Jaroli-Daitari-Tomka-Jakhapura Doubling is about 180 Kms. The sanctioned cost of this project is now 1826 Crores. Out of 180 Kms, 124 Kms has already been completed by February 2023. CRS has approved to run trains maximum by 90KMPH in the newly commissionned Sagadapata-Tangiriapal Railway section. This section has six major and 46 minor bridges.
CRS Shri A M Choudhury inspected this project on 3rd March 2023 along with Dy CRS Shri CRS Shri BSK Subudhi. A. P. Dwivedi, Chief Administrative Officer of ECoR, Khurda Road Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) Shri Rinkesh Roy, Chief Bridge Engineer Shri Brajesh Mishra, Executive Director/RVNL Shri S. K. Patra along with senior officials from ECoR HQs and Khurda Road Division and from RVNL were present during the CRS inspection.