NEW ACHIEVEMENTS : -
1st Private Freight Terminal in the eastern region has come up at Durgapur under the name of Palogix Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd. They have also proposed to set up another PFT at Giridih.
Long haul trains are being run successfully on regular basis from Andal yard for different destinations of Indian Railways.
A private siding for Super Smelters Ltd., taking off from Tapasi – Baraboni chord line has started operation during 2012-13 by August ’13. Another one for Shyam Sel Ltd., taking off from Tapasi has also been commissioned and yet to start operation.
FUTURE AHEAD : -
This division will get an incremental loading traffic of 10 – 12 rakes/day with 4 – 5 rakes/day for unloading with the commissioning of the following new sidings –
Project report for Doubling of track from Raniganj – Mejia Thermal Power Station (excluding Damodar Bridge) has got approved and layout is under consideration of the division. With the materialisation of this project, handling of 08 – 10 rakes for this power plant will be easier which is at present a major cause of concern.
DVC with EMTA group of company is going to construct a siding for loading of coal near Pandabeswar. Almost 2.0 rakes will be loaded from this siding.
ECL has proposed for setting up a siding under the name of Sonepur Bazari Project near Ukhra which will provide an additional loading of 4.0 MTPA.
Jindal Steel has proposed for construction of a siding near Ukhra for laoding of 1.2 rakes/day of coal for Godapiasal and Salboni for their 10 MTPA Integrated Steel Plant and 1.8 MTPA Cement Plant in WBIDC Industrial Park at Salboni, West Bengal.
DVC in collaboration with Tata Power Ltd. has already set up a 1050 MW power plant near Mugma station. Railway infrastructure for the same has been finalised and under construction.
ADDITIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE IN PIPELINE : -
Work for electrification of Pandabeswar – Sanithia section is going on in full swing. It will further be extended upto Pakur via Rampurhat.
Remodelling of Sitarampur yard on ‘B’ route has got approved. This will augment the CSR of yard lines to facilitate the supply/drawing of rakes to/from nearby colliery sidings.
Commissioining of Kajoragram – Bakhtarnagar by-pass via fly over will enable this division to run trains from SNT end to quadruple line and vice versa without touching Andal yard.
CONSTRAINTS AND REQUIREMENTS : -
Major constraints in operation are –
Shorter loops, b) Gradients and c) Bottlenecks at UDL, DGR, ASN, MDP & JSME.
New works to be taken up –
PF No. 8 with two stabling lines to deal with originating coaching trains.
Doubling of track between KPK–MOH is the need of the hour to cater the additional requirements of the industries of ASN–DGR vicinity.
With the commissioning of new BG line between Koderma and Giridih and 3rd PFT at Giridih, remodelling of Madhupur station/yard has become a dire necessity.