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Munger: Routes of about half- a- dozen long distance trains on the main line are likely to be changed to reduce the pressure on Kiul-Mokama and Mokama-Barauni sections of the East Central Railways (ECR) and Eastern railways respectively by diverting them through Munger-Sahebpurkamal section of the ECR via recently inaugurated Munger railway bridge across the river Ganga here. It will also reduce the journey time of the trains considerably.

Additional Divisional Manager Railway (ADRM), Malda, Subrato Sarkar indicated this here during an interaction with mediapersons at Jamalpur railway station after making a routine inspection of the railway station, Jamalpur,  recently. He said that a bypass railway line covering a distance of around 800 metres from Daulatpur colony in Jamalpur to Mungraura halt towards east, was under construction to connect it with the Jamalpur-Bhagalpur railway track near the 100 year old tunnel’s western end and it was likely to be completed by June end. After constructionof this by pass railway line, trains coming from Bhagalpur side will directly reach Munger station without touching Jamalpur railway station for their onward journey towards north-east region of the country.

This step has been taken by the RailwayBoard due to lack of proper revolving terminal facility at Jamalpur railway station, sources said. It is expected that long distance trains and goods trains will start running via Munger bridge from August next.


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