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).