Amid protests by tribals, the fourth line and a branch railway line projects between Rourkela and Bisra in Sundargarh district on Howrah-Mumbai route of the golden quadrilateral of the Railways have been stalled for the past 10 months.
South Eastern Railway (SER) sources said work on a portion of the fourth line measuring 9.5 km alongside the Up track (on the southern end) between Rourkela and Bondamunda as part of the Howrah-Mumbai main line was forcibly stopped by tribal protestors about 10 months ago. Machineries continue to remain idle at the project site.
Similarly, work on the branch line project on nine km-stretch between Dumerta and Bisra was stopped eight months ago. The project is envisaged as part of the Howrah-Mumbai main line alongside the Down track (on the northern side). Read more
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