Indian Railways to invest Rs 1,000 crore on new tracks beyond Agartala

Indian Railways to invest Rs 1,000 crore on new tracks beyond Agartala

The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has invested around Rs 1,000 crore to extend the railway line beyond Tripura capital Agartala and up to the state’s southern temple city Udaipur, a top official said here on Thursday The NFR would start two pairs of passenger train services on the newly constructed Agartala-Udaipur route from January 20, fulfilling the long-pending demands of the people of southern Tripura.

According to NFR’s Chief Public Relations Officer Pranav Jyoti Sharma, the passenger trains would run six days a week, except on Sundays.

“The NFR has invested over Rs 1,000 crore to extend the 44.76-km railway lines up to Udaipur (district headquarters of Gomati district). We have completed laying of railway tracks up to Udaipur before schedule of March 2017,” NFR Chief Engineer Harpal Singh told IANS over phone from Guwahati.

He said: “The railway line would be extended up to south Tripura district headquarters Belonia by this year end or early next year. By March 2019, southern Tripura’s last border town Sabroom would be connected by railway network.” Read more

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