A new facility housing operating and signal equipment was commissioned at Ponmalai railway station on Tuesday by Manjula Rangarajan, Divisional Railway Manager, Tiruchi.

The creation of this facility was necessitated because of the laying of Ponmalai bypass line connecting the main line and the chord line.

The facility consists of station master’s panel room, relay room, and electrical and telecom equipment room.

The facility was created at a cost of Rs. 23 lakh and completed in five months, according to a Southern Railway release here.