Date Of Post: 23 May, 2018
Agartala: The Indian Railways is executing 43 projects at a cost of Rs 9,000 crore to extend railway connectivity in the border areas of northeast India and with other parts of the country, Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain said.
While flagging off a bi-weekly Humsafar Express between Agartala & Bengaluru, Gohain said, Of these projects, 25 are new rail line projects, which will add over 5,100 km tracks to the existing network in the mountainous region.
- The Ministry has sanctioned electrification of the entire railway network in the northeast.
- “Work is on in full swing to connect the remaining capital cities of northeastern states. The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has been extending 112 km rail line up to southern Tripura’s bordering city Sanbrrom to get access to the Chittagong port in Bangladesh.”
- The NFR has started work to lay the new 15-km line from Agartala to Akhaura in Bangladesh, the Minister said.
- After the construction of a bridge on the Feni river by December 2019, Tripura would become a gateway to the northeastern region and Bangladesh, addressing the gathering Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said.
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