Bhubaneswar: The East Coast Railway (ECoR) zone general manager, Umesh Singh, Friday said that the zone is making creditable achievements possible against all odds.

Singh said this year ECoR faced twin tragedies due to the fury of nature. Two bridges were damaged due to floods and torrential rains. Due to the hard work by  the railwaymen,  the damaged bridge near Araku was restored in just 58 days. The zone received national acclaim for this feat.

He said  work is going on towards restoration of another bridge near Theruvali which was badly affected by flood. The bridge is being build totally afresh and expected to be ready by April, this year, he added.

Singh said emphasis is being given to speed up the pace of execution of the prioritized railway infrastructural works of this region, passenger amenities, safety and security.

New line between Bolgarh Road and Nayagarh Town of Khurda Road-Balangir New Line, doubling of Dilmili-Silakjhori, Bodearpur-Dilimili, Gidam-Dantewada, Boinda-Jarpada, Chudanga Garh –Bhubaneswar New, Hirakud-Godbhaga, Chilikdhara-Harichandanpur- Nilakantheswar-Sitabinj, Naranpur-Keonjhar-Porjanpur, Titlagarh-Muribahal-Tureikela- Kantabanji and 3rd line work between Bhubaneswar-New Mancheswar have been commissioned in the current fiscal. Apart from this, electrification work between Boinda- Bamur, Tokopal-Bodearpur,  Bodearpur-Dilimili and Boinda to Bamur have also been commissioned during this fiscal.

 The general manager was addressing the republic day observation ceremony. The ECoR  additional general manager Rajiv Sharma,  ECoR Women’s Welfare Organisation (ECoRWWO) president Madhulika Singh and principal heads of the various departments of ECoR were present on the occasion.