Tamil Nadu

Train movement resumes on Pamban bridge

A train travelling on the Pamban bridge towards Rameswaram island on Sunday.   | Photo Credit: BALACHANDAR L

Train movement on Pamban bridge, which remained suspended for nearly two months, resumed on Saturday.

Madurai Railway Division took up maintenance of the century-old bridge after sensors of the ‘Continuous Health Monitoring System’ installed by IIT-Madras raised an alarm over the stability of the bridge in July.

The bridge work that began in mid-July was scheduled for two months. After taking up the repair works on various membranes of the steel bridge, the officials conducted a light engine trial on the bridge and followed it up with an empty rake trial.

“After all the works were completed, Chennai Egmore-bound Sethu Express was run on the bridge on Saturday. Now, all the trains would originate and terminate at Rameswaram railway station,” a railway official said.

Till now, the trains were terminated at Ramanathapuram and Mandapam railway stations. Seven express trains are being run from Rameswaram railway station.

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