Railways to Connect All NE State Capitals by 2020
IMPCC Meeting of Assam Chapter Held In Guwahati Today
The General Manager (Construction wing, North East Frontier Railway) N.K. Prasad, said that all Northeast state capitals are to be connected by BG Rail Link by 2020.
Taking part in the monthly Inter Media Publicity Coordination Committee (IMPCC) meeting held in North East Frontier Railway,(construction), Maligaon the General Manager briefed the participants on “Development of Railway Infrastructure in North East Zone”. Giving a detailed presentation about goals, achievements and on-going projects of NF Railway, he said that, with an aim to provide better communication and facilities in the North East region the North East Frontier Railway is taking various initiaves.
In the meeting held under the chairmanship of Kuldeep Singh Dhatwalia, Director General, North East Zone, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
Apart from the BG Link, other goals by the NF Railway are, conversion of entire MG to BG in NF Railway, to provide faster connectivity to North East by doubling of railway line from New Jalpaiguri to Lumding, avenues for international connectivity etc. In total 43 projects are under execution on NF Railway, out of which 14 projects are physically completed, 3 projects are waiting for CCEA clearance and 4 projects are at their initial planning stage.
- Assam and Meghalaya will be connected through the Byrnihat-Shillong line of 108 Km.
- Manipur will be connected through a 111 km long line from Jiribam to Imphal.
- A bridge with a pier height of 141 m, which will be the tallest rail bridge in the world is also under construction under Jiribam- Imphal new line project.