The repair work on the Pamban railway cantileverbridge was completed Wednesday, a day after it suffered a minor damage, but train services to this holy island would resume after safety officials gave the clearance, Railway officials said here.
But, train services between Rameswaram, an important pilgrim centre thronged by people from across the country, and Pamban would be resumed after safety officials inspect and give the go ahead, he said.
Trains coming to Rameswaram are now terminated at Mandapam from where buses have been arranged by the railways for passengers coming here, Babu said.
The 100-year old meter gauge bridge had been modified some years ago to operate broad gauge trains and since then problems have cropped up, he said.
A proposal for a new bridge was pending, he added.
The bridge suffered a snag last month when an iron rope snapped, affecting movement of ships through it.
The Scherzer span, named after the German engineer William Donald Scherzer, is a rolling lift that helps the bridge open up to allow ships to pass.
Constructed in one of the most corrosive environments of the world, the bridge needs continuous maintenance of its metallic parts.
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