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Rail connectivity to Tawang, Barpeta

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Guwahati, July 18: “The studies conducted to extend the rail connectivity towards Barpeta and Tawang has already been completed and the reports have been submitted to the Ministry of railways for further procedure,” said Divisional Officer of the NFR, Rangia Division Ravilesh Kumar on Wednesday. Talking to The Sentinel, Kumar said that the studies conducted to link Dekargaon and other places of north east are also completed. Kumar informed The Sentinel that electrification under the Rangia division is in progress. “Electrification of 50 km railway track from New Bongaigaon to Changsari via Barpeta will be completed this year itself,” he said. On the other hand, tendering for the electrification of the track from Goalpara till Rangia is completed while study is on for the Rangia-Murkongselek line.