Nayagarh: On trial basis rail engine ran on Nayagarh-Mahipur section of Khurda-Bolangir railwayline on Saturday.

The deputy chief engineer(construction) of Khorda divisiion, Tapadarshi Sahoo, said that the engine was run on the tracks for a distance of 11.9 km between Nayagarh and Mahipur at a speed of 100 km./ hour. The engine rolling began at 12 noon from Nayagarh side and returned back from Mahipur on time.

“I am happy that Mahipur station is now on the Indian Railways map” Sahoo said adding that the tracks are in good condition.

The East Coast Railway’s Commissioner of Railway Safety is scheduled to visit Nayagarh for further round of inspection on July 25. Later on, it will be decided on extension of train services on this route.

Of the 289-km Khorda Road-Bolangir railwaylines of 65.5 km up to Nayagarh from Khorda side and 14.6 km from Bolagir side upto Bichhupali have been completed.