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Posted: Dec 02 2016 (09:34)
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Commentary/Human InterestSR/Southern -Dec 02 2016 (09:08) Podanur - Pollachi gauge conversion likely to be completed by January
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The ongoing gauge conversion of the 40-km odd Podanur - Pollachi section providing a shorter and easy link to Western Tamil Nadu with Southern Tamil Nadu is likely to be completed by January and the Commissioner of Rail Safety would inspect it sometime in February, said Vashishta Johri, Southern Railway General Manager, on Thursday.
He was talking to reporters at the Pollachi Junction during his visit to the town from Palakkad. Mr. Johri. accompanied by Naresh Lalwani, Divisional Railway Manager of Palakkad Division, Sudhakar Rao, Chief Administrative Officer, Prafulla Verma, Chief Engineer, Ajith Kumar, Chief Signal and Telecom Engineer, and Vijayakumar, Chief Electrical Engineer, inspected the recently completed Palakkad - Pollachi section.
podanur/coambatore --Rameswaram over night express train should be re introduced .
GM visit/ inspection would have improved speed of track laying/ ballast filling ... Can really expect finishing of this section soon if not by January, by Feb or Mar 2017 ... Kinathukadavu - Pothanur Ballast filling and Tamping of about 20 Kms would require roughly two months (guess) ...
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