Officials directed to repair platform 1 roof at Karur junction; Perugamani station to be renovated

The new Salem-Namakkal-Karur broad gauge track is ready for use and it is just a matter of time when passenger services will be operated on the stretch, Salem Divisional Railway Manager Sujatha Jayaraj said on Wednesday.

After inspecting Karur junction, she said that the Commissioner for Rail Safety has certified track worthiness of the stretch and plans are under way to primarily operate the proposed Chennai Central-Palani Express, Nagercoil-Bengaluru Express and Chennai-Madurai Duranto Express besides indicating the possibility of introducing a Salem-Karur passenger service in the initial stages.

The DRM directed the officials to repair and renovate the damaged platform 1 roof at the junction. She also ordered the officials to carry out repair work to the dilapidated compound walls in some sections of the railway area here.

Ms. Sujatha also informed that Perugamani station would be renovated and said that drinking water facilities, power availability and the like would be developed at all stations en route. The DRM rewarded Mahadanapuram station with Rs. 5,000 for proper upkeep of record; Rs. 1,000 for the Perugamani Station Master; and another Rs. 500 for his assistant for exemplary work.

Thavamani Pandi, Additional Divisional Railway Manager, Salem, accompanied the official during the inspection.