15 New Lines for Railway infrastructure in the State of Assam and North Eastern States

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New Delhi: 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:

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 on 04.08.2017 (Friday).

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