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Posted at: Apr 17, 2018, 12:28 AM; last updated: Apr 17, 2018, 12:28 AM (IST)

Andaura-Daulatpur Chowk train trial run a success

Rajesh Sharma

UNA, APRIL 16

The Railways Safety Board has conducted successful trial for running trains on the 16-km broad gauge section from Amb-Andaura to Daulatpur Chowk in Una district.

Divisional Railways Manager from the Ambala Division Dinesh Kumar confirmed on Monday that the trial run on the track, conducted two days ago by the Chief Commissioner of Ralways Safety Board, Shailesh Kumar, were successful and the certificate of safety to run the passenger trains on the route will be received soon.

Daulatpur Chowk is the last station in Himachal Pradesh on the 83.7-km-long Nangal to Talwara broad gauge line, work on which is still in progress. The foundation stone for the rail line was laid in 1974 at Amb by then Railways Minister Lalit Narayan Mishra. However, 44 years later, trains, which were earlier terminating at Nangal, are now reaching 59 km into Himachal Pradesh at Amb-Andaura via Una.

The next 16-km-long Amb- Andaura to the Daulatpur Chowk rail section, which was recently completed, includes 15 small and 10 major bridges and a rail station at Kuneran village, which has been named Chintpurni Marg Station where passengers traveling to and from Chintpurni temple will be able to get the nearest train services.

When the green signal to run trains till Daulatpur Chowk is received, the Railways Traffic Board will extend the Himachal Express and two passenger trains up to Daulatpur Chowk. The trains are at present terminating at Amb Andaura, said the Divisional Railways Manager.

Major portion of the pending 8-km track from Daulatpur Chowk to Talwara lies in Punjab.

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