Kozhikode | The Railways conducted trial run of electric engine on newly electrified Shornur-Kozhikode Railway line today.
The electric local engine with tower wagon started from Shornur reached Kozhikode Railway Station at 1105 hrs.
With this, the sector would be opened for electric engine on submission of reports by the Railway Safety Commissioner after inspection, sources said.
Senior Congress leader M K Raghavan, MP, ADRM R M Mohan A Menon, Senior Division Electrical Engineer S Jayakrishnan, Deputy Chief Electrical Engineer T C John, Divisional Electrical Engineer Saji Abraham, Asssisant Divisional Mechanical engineer S Suresh received the trial team at the station.
Talking to reporters, Mr Raghavan said plans were afoot to run MEMU service between Kozhikode and Ernakulam soon. In this connection, talks with Railway authorities are on, he added.
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