TINSUKIA: The Union Minister of State for Railways, Rajen Gohain on Tuesday laid the foundation stone for re-development of New Tinsukia Railway station which will be constructed at the cost of Rs 5.7 crore.
He also inaugurated two other projects like Dr. Bhupen Hazarika Community Cultural and Art Hall constructed at the cost of Rs 80 lakh and Mahatma Gandhi Swachhata Prashikshan Pratisthan (Cleaning Training Centre). Addressing the gathering, Gohain said that once Bogibeel Bridge was commissioned, the Shatabdi Express would originate from Tinsukia instead of Dibrugarh. On the proposed re-development scheme, he said that the New Tinsukia Station would attain international standard with state-of-art infrastructural development, both in terms of logistic support and passenger amenities.
The proposed cleaning training center will accommodate all latest instruments meant for Swachhata that will help to generate skill development among youths. This facility is open to all. About the community hall, he pointed that not only railwaymen but the general public could avail the facilities at minimum cost. He also announced that the electrification of railway track was in progress and in the third phase Tinsukia division would be taken up. Sanjay Kishan, MLA of Tinsukia, also addressed the gathering.
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