Improved connectivity in Northeast! Indian Railways to seek CCEA nod for doubling new Bongaigaon-Guwahati line


Improved connectivity in Northeast! Indian Railways to seek CCEA nod for doubling new Bongaigaon-Guwahati line

Indian Railways’ boost for northeast India! The doubling of Indian Railways’ line from New Bongaigaon-Guwahati via Rangiya in Assam is likely to get approved soon. Recently, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said that his ministry is all set to approach the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs for the clearance of the doubling of the railway line.

According to a PTI report, Goyal said that for capacity enhancement, all efforts should now be towards doubling of railway lines in the region. Also, the Railway Minister asked the officials to come up with a plan of action within one week. He also had a discussion with the state Forest Minister Parimal Suklabaidya for ensuring quick permission for soil procurement, which at present, is hampering the progress of the doubling project, the report said.

The Railway Minister also asked for Vistadome coaches in Lumding-Badarpur hill section along with other tourist routes. Additionally, he was said that the new railway line from Tetelia to Byrnihat, Read More

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