GUWAHATI: As per Indian Railways’ Vision Document, all Northeast state capitals are to be connected by BG Rail Link by 2020, said NK Prasad, General Manager, Construction wing, North East Frontier Railway, taking part in the monthly Inter Media Publicity Coordination Committee (IMPCC).
A meeting was held in North East Frontier Railway, (construction), Maligaon, Guwahati on Friday under the chairmanship of Kuldeep Singh Dhatwalia, Director General, North East Zone, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, the General Manager briefed the participants on “Development of Railway Infrastructure in North East Zone”. Giving a detailed presentation about goals, achievements and on-going projects of NF Railway, he said that, with an aim to provide better communication and facilities in the North East region the North East Frontier Railway is taking various initiatives.
As informed by the NF Railway press release, apart from the BG Link by 2020, other goals by the NF Railway are, conversion of entire MG to BG in NF Railway, to provide faster connectivity to North East by doubling of railway line from New Jalpaiguri to Lumding, avenues for international connectivity etc. In total 43 projects are under execution on NF Railway, out of which 14 projects are physically completed, 3 projects are waiting for CCEA clearance and 4 projects are at their initial planning stage. After the presentation, KS Dhatwalia, Chairman of IMPCC, Assam Chapter appreciated the efforts of NF Railway in connecting the North East region to the rest of the country.
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