GUWAHATI: Raosaheb Patil Danve, Minister of State of Railways, Coal & Mines, on Tuesday inspected various project sites of the ongoing Dimapur - Kohima new BG railway line project that will connect the State capital of Nagaland. The line starts from Dhansiri station, which is about 18 km before Dimapur on main line in between Lumding and Dimapur. The new line will end at Zubza adjacent to Kohima. He inspected one station, two tunnels and a bridge along the route.
During his visits to projects sites, the MoSR was given presentation of the entire project through replica of the proposed railway line under construction from Dimapur to Kohima. He inspected the newly-built Shokhuvi railway station. He inspected under construction tunnels (Tunnel No. 1 & 2) of the project and interacted with the workers engaged in tunnel construction in remote hill areas. There is more than 29 km of tunnelling works in the entire project that is being constructed. Similarly, some bridges that are being constructed in this project are located at very remote sites. The MoSR inspected Bridge No. 86, one of the major bridges of the project, stated a press release.