Sambalpur Railway Division becomes first to eliminate all unmanned level crossings
The Sambalpur railway division of Indian Railways’ East Coast Railway Zone set a record on July 5 by constructing six limited height subways (LHS) at one go, in a single block of four and half hours. The main objective behind the move was to eliminate all unmanned Level Crossing Gates over Sambalpur Division.
The Sambalpur railway division of Indian Railways’ East Coast Railway Zone on July 5, 2018 set a record by constructing six limited height subways (LHS) at one go, in a single block of four and half hours.
The launch of the 6 Limited Height Subways in Sambalpur Division is the first of its kind not only in East Coast Railway, but also in the entire Indian Railways.
The main objective behind the move was to eliminate all unmanned Level Crossing Gates over Sambalpur Division.
In view of the launch of the 6 LHS, seven unmanned Level Crossing gates will be totally closed in Bhawanipatna-Lanjigarh Road Section of Kalahandi area of Odisha.
While completion of one single LHS in a block of four hours was an achievement in itself, completion of 6 LHS within the same time frame was unheard of earlier.
In spite of the tremendous challenges involved in launching six LHSs in one go and despite the unfavourable monsoon weather conditions, Sambalpur Division completed the task of launching the six LHSs in one go, setting up a new milestone in the history of Indian Railways.
About Sambalpur railway division
Sambalpur railway division is one of the three railway divisions under East Coast Railway zone of Indian Railways.
This railway division was formed on November 5, 1951 and its headquarters is located at Sambalpur in the state of Odisha of India.
Waltair railway division and Khurda Road railway division are the other two railway divisions under the East Coast Railway zone.