GUWAHATI: The Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS)/NF circle has completed the statutory inspection of the newly-laid double line between Dudhnoi and Dhupdhara stations recently.
This newly-laid second line will be utilized for goods and passenger traffic with maximum speed of 100 km per hour.
The entire length of New Bongaigaon-Kamakhya via Goalpara doubling project is of 176 km. The stretch between Dudhnoi to Dhupdhara is of 29.71 km. Speed trial at 122 km per hour was done by the Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS)/NF circle. Modern technologies like, robust track structure with use of all wide base Pre-stressed Concrete (PSC) sleepers and Thick Web Switches which are of sturdier new design on pre-stressed concrete sleepers and can handle higher speeds were used for this double line territory.
A press release issued by the Northeast Frontier (MF) Railway stated that with the laying of double line, movement of trains can be done in both directions without stop-over crossings at stations which will increase the punctuality of trains. More trains can be run with enhanced speed.
Earlier, a 26.43-km section between Abhaypuri to Pancharatna was commissioned on July 28 last. On completion of this entire section of New Bongaigaon-Kamakhya via Goalpara, connectivity in the North-East will be boosted significantly.