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Double-laning work: 115 trains cancelled on Jalandhar-Jammu route

punjab Updated: May 22, 2016 19:47 IST
Harvinder Kaur
Jalandhar- Suchi Pind

The double-laning work is being carried out to increase speed of trains, reduce congestion on the route and to overcome the shortage of tracks for multiple trains.(HT Representative Image)

The railways has cancelled 115 trains on the 4-km Jalandhar- Suchi Pind section from May 24 to 31 due to interlocking work for double-laning of tracks on the Jalandhar-Jammu route.

The railways has also terminated around 100 trains and diverted five trains to other routes for a week, said officials.

The double-laning work is being carried out to increase speed of trains, reduce congestion on the route and to overcome the shortage of tracks for multiple trains.

The officials said the majority of trains that had been cancelled include local passengers’ trains and long-route trains would not be affected.

Divisional railway manager, Ferozepur, Anuj Parkash said interlocking would help the railways set a panel of routes and circuit system of tracks.

He said almost 80% of the work had been completed on the Jalandhar-Jammu route.

The doubling of tracks on two bridges, one over the Ravi another over the Beas, would be completed by March 2017, the DRM said.