The city’s suburban network may not have received the kind of attention that Mumbai’s or Bengaluru’s in this year’s railway Budget in Parliament, but the ministry seems to have taken cognizance of concerns expressed by officials in Kolkata.
Rs 20 crore has been allocated this year for a rail flyover near Dum Dum Junction to ease the movement of freight and express trains. The flyover is being constructed at a cost of Rs 136.5 crore. Of this, nearly Rs 100 crore have been spent till the end of 2017.
“Once the flyover is completed, there won’t be as much congestion in that route as goods and long-distance trains can be diverted. Eastern Railway (ER) has now received most of the amount required for the flyover’s construction,” an official said. Read More…
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