Railways struggle to extend lines in mountainous Northeast


Railways struggle to extend lines in mountainous Northeast

Indian Railways, besides incurring additional costs, has had to confront unique challenges in laying tracks in the mountainous northeastern region due to its topography, soil and natural challenges, a top official has said.

According to Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS-NE Circle) Shailesh Kumar Pathak, the landscape, soil conditions and other natural challenges forced the railways to spend much more money and to confront diverse challenges in the northeastern region, comprising eight hilly states.

“Compared to the northeastern region, the spending and the challenges are much less in the mainland states,” Pathak told after examining newly-laid railway tracks in Tripura. Read More

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