EXISTING ROHTAK-GOHANA RAIL LINE IN ROHTAK CITY CONVERTED TO ELEVATED TRACK, FOUR LEVEL CROSSINGS ELIMINATED
Move Will Help in Traffic Decongestion in City
In an attempt to improve train operations, safety and to reduce traffic congestion in Rohtak city, Northern Railway has converted the existing Rohtak-Gohana Railway line into a 4.8 km long elevated track. The work on the line is almost complete and it will be commissioned in the next three months.
Sh. Rajiv Chaudhry, General Manager Northern and North Central Railways shared that ‘Rohtak’ a major town of Haryana state expanded over time; the Railway line came into the heart of the city. There are four level crossings on this line within the town limits. This resulted in heavy traffic congestions as the level crossing gates would often be closed. It also jeopardized movement of rail traffic, compromising safety and speed of trains and inconvenienced the road users.
Now the track has been elevated this has eliminated the level crossings which will be a big relief to the people of Rohtak. With the commissioning of the line, Railways will be able to smoothly operate trains on this important route. Speed of trains in this section will also be increased.
The Railways and the Government of Haryana together working on the project have spent Rs. 315 Crore in total, with the state contributing Rs. 225 Crore. With this a long standing demand of the people of Rohtak has been fulfilled by the Railways.