ECR Completes Several Infra Projects Amid Lockdown

East Central Railway (ECR) has completed several projects related to passenger amenities and infrastructure development in Bihar worth Rs 9,000 crore amid the Covid-19 pandemic. ECR chief public relations officer (CPRO) Rajesh Kumar said projects like track doubling, gauge conversion and laying of 700 km new lines at a cost of 12 crore per km were completed in Bihar during this period.

“ECR has also become the only among the newly created zones to have switched over to advanced signalling system by abolishing old mechanical lever frame system,” he said, adding work on the eastern freight corridor passing through Kaimur, Rohtas and Aurangabad in Bihar, was going on in full swing.

Railway Zone has also expedited construction work of the MEMU car shed at Gaya at a cost of Rs 98 crore while MEMU shed at Sonepur is being constructed at a cost of Rs150 crore, Kumar said.