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Indore-Ujjain Gauge Conversion Work Beings Tomorrow

  • Rail traffic on this section will be suspended for six months
  • Trains coming from Akola, Khandwa and Mhow will be terminated at Indore station

Indore: After a long wait, the Metre Gauge conversion work of Indore- Ujjain section will start on Monday. The Western Railway’s ( WR) Ratlam Division has decided to suspend rail traffic on Indore- Fatehabad- Ujjain Metre Gauge section for six months from February 24.

Railway PRO Pradeep Sharma told that the division has decided to block the section from Monday for the gauge conversion work. Trains starting from Khandwa, Akola and Mhow will be terminated at Indore railway station during this period.

At present four trains are running between Akola and Ujjain and now it will run between Akola- Indore- Akola from February 24.

The gauge conversion work of 40 km between Indore and Fatehabad is the part of Ratlam- Khandwa Gauge Conversion project.

GM of WR Hemans Kumar had stated during his last visit to Indore station that the fund for gauge conversion work of Fatehabad- Ujjain section will be demanded from Railway Board. The proposal is still pending.

Ratlam- Fatehabad track inspection from Feb 24 After the completion of Ratlam- Fatehabad gauge conversion, a team led by Commissioner Railway Safety ( CRS) PS Baghel will start inspection of the track from Monday which will continue till February 26. The team will also conduct speed trail trial on this section.