Country’s first elevated railway track gets operational at Rohtak

The foundation stone of the 4.8-km elevated railway track project costing Rs 315.71 crore was laid in March 2018.

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The country’s first elevated railway track at Rohtak has finally become operational almost three years after its formal launch.

The green signal was granted after a special high-speed train of the Commissioner of Railway Safety was passed through the track on Sunday evening.

“A team of senior Railway officers carried out the final inspection of the project yesterday and gave the go-ahead. The trains are now being operated through the elevated railway track,” said Rohtak Railway Station Superintendent BS Meena.

With the commissioning of the project, the residents and commuters have got rid of the nagging traffic jams which used to occur at railway crossings on Delhi road, Sonepat road and outer bypass road in Rohtak city during the passage of trains on the Rohtak-Gohana line several times daily.

“It is big relief. The long traffic jams have gone as the trains now run on the elevated track and the other vehicles on the road beneath it. We hope that the situation will improve further with the construction of a road in place of the existing railway track,” stated Joginder Kumar, a resident of Gandhi Nagar locality situated along the railway track.

The foundation stone of the 4.8-km elevated railway track project costing Rs 315.71 crore was laid in March 2018. It was slated to be completed by September 2019 but got delayed due to techno-legal issues and Covid-induced lockdown.

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