Jammu,Railway Board Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jaya Varma Sinha on Saturday carried out an intensive inspection of the USBRL project.
Shobhan Chaudhuri, General Manager, Northern Railway, Sandeep Gupta, CAO USBRL, Sanjay Gupta, CMD KRCL, V P Singh, PCE NR, U C Joshi, PCOM NR and Sanjay Sahu, Divisional Railway Manager Firozpur and other senior officers of USBRL Project were present during the inspection.
Sinha commenced his inspection from Katra to Tunnel No. T-33 (old T-1) and conducted Motor Trolly inspection, followed by an intensive on foot inspection of ongoing critical work of Tunnel T-33.
She appreciated the good work being done by the project team under the extremely challenging geological conditions and advised them to follow all safety protocols.
The Railway Board Chairman directed the project authorities to take all possible measures to expedite the completion of balance works so that Katra-Reasi section can be linked, said Deepak Kumar, Chief Public Relations Officer.
He said that the CEO continued the motor trolley inspection Tunnel T-34 (old T-2) onwards through Anji Bridge, Reasi Station, Bakkal Station, Chenab Bridge right up to Dugga railway station inspecting track, E&M, S&T and RE works and expressed satisfaction regarding the quality and progress of these works.
Sinha reviewed the progress of the USBRL project at Chenab Bridge site with the officials of NR, KRCL and IRCON.
She expressed satisfaction at the pace of works and directed the project authorities to closely monitor all balance works especially Tunnel T-1 and Sawalkote yard works to ensure that there are no delays, the CPRO said.
In spite of all types of geological, topographical and meteorological challenges, work on the remaining portion is in full swing, he added.
“Every day, Indian Railway is edging closer to connecting Kashmir Valley to the rest of the Railway network,” the Board Chairman said.