In Ferozepur rail division, ZDM-3 engine to make travel easier in Kangra Valley
Ferozepur, July 11, 2020: The powerful diesel engine of ZDM-3 category will soon run between Pathankot and Joginder Nagar railway stations - Kangra Valley - to make travel easier and comfortable.
The 2ft 6in wide valley narrow gauge track is 164 km long which passes through picturesque and charming plains of the sub-Himalayan region. This section was started in 1929. Nurpur Road, Jawanwala City, Jwalamukhi Road, Nagrota, Chamunda Road, Palampur, Baijnath, Joginder Nagar etc. are the main railway stations on this route, where many tourist, historical and religious places are located.
Ferozepur Rail Division is developing Kangra Valley railway from tourism point of view. There are 7 pairs of trains running between this sections including one pair of express trains which run between Pathankot to Baijnath Paprola. Currently the train service is suspended due to Covid-19. Kangra station has been developed as a heritage station through arts and galleries. Free Wi-Fi services have been provided at all stations of this railway line.
Divisional Railway Manager Rajesh Aggarwal informed that the third new powerful diesel engine of ZDM-3 class built during lockdown from Parel Workshop, Mumbai, has left for running between Pathankot and Joginder Nagar railway stations of Firozpur division to make travel easier and comfortable.
He said, earlier the trial of the engine was going on but due to Covid-19 outbreak, the trial work was postponed. The ZDM-3 engine has been created using the new technology. There is a provision of cabin on both sides for loco pilots which will save time in shunting. Security will also increase with the improvement in visibility Cummins engine has been used in it, which will also be more reliable and economical in terms of fuel. The control system will be better due to the engine and transmission being digital.