Aug 5, 2017

New Railway Line in Assam and North Eastern States

Indian Railways have laid a great emphasis on improvement and development of Railway infrastructure in the State of Assam and North Eastern States. 15 major projects of New Lines have been taken up in North Eastern States including in the State of Assam. Details of these projects are as under:


(Rs in crore)
S.No.
Name of Project (with length)
Anticipated Cost
Expenditure upto March’ 2017
Outlay 2017-18
1
Bogibeel bridge with linking lines between Dibrugharh and North Bank line  (73 km)
4996
4102
300
2
New Moynaguri-Jogighopa New Line with Gauge Conversion of New Mal-Moynaguri Road and New Changrabanda-Changrabanda (289 km)
2531
2182
75
3
Jiribam-Imphal (111 km)
6571
5278
1400
4
Dimapur-Kohima (88 km)
2973
237
350
5
Agartala-Sabroom (110 km)
2720
1692
404
6
Teteliya-Byrnihat (22 km)
496
372
150
7
Bhairabi-Sairang (51 km)
2820
1127
600
8
Sivok-Rangpo (44 km)
4190
536
250
9
Byrnihat-Shillong (108 km)
5308
23
200
10
Murkongselek-Pasighat (31 km)
436
141
172
11
Agartala-Akhaura (13 km)
887
210
350
12
Dimapur-Tizit (257 km)*
4488
-
1
13
Salona-Khumtai (99 km)*
5958
-
1
14
Sibsagar Town – Jorhat Town (62 km)*
1296
-
1
15
Tezpur-Silghat Town (25 km)*
2025
-
1

*proposed railway line in Assam and other North Eastern States included in Budget subject to requisite approvals.

Final Location Survey for new lines included in Budget have been taken up by Northeast Frontier Railway.

Railways have huge throwforward of ongoing projects with limited availability of resources.  Completion of projects also depends upon land acquisition and forestry clearance, adverse law and order conditions, NOC from Road, Canal and Electrical crossings from different authorities of Central / State Governments.

This Press Release is based on the information given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha

 

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