Railways spends Rs 27,655 crore in capital investment in northeastern projects

In last 6 years, Rs 27,655 crore of Capital Investment was made by Indian Railways in North East Projects which is 160% more than the capital investment of Rs 10,610 made during 2009-14.

The major projects that were completed during the last 6 years include Bogibeel Rail cum Road Bridge: 5 km Bogibeel Rail cum Road Bridge across river Brahmaputra commissioned and dedicated to the Nation by Prime Minister in December 2018.

The bridge has brought North and South Assam closer together like never before by shortening rail travel distance between Naharlagun (Itanagar) and Dibrugarh by more than 700 km, thereby reducing travelling time from 24 to 5 hours. The Road distance between Dibrugarh and Itanagar also reduced by more than 100 km.

503 Km Gauge Conversion project between Rangiya – Murkongselek passing through the north bank of Brahmaputra fully completed and commissioned for Train services on 10.08.2015

4 States connected with Broad Gauge rail network, Meghalaya in Nov 2014 with 20 Km long new line from Dudhnoi to Mendipather, Manipur in May’2016 connected at Jiribam for Passenger Services, Mizoram in May’2016 connected at Bhairabi for Passenger Services, Tripura in May’2016 capital City of Arunanchal Pradesh connected with New Delhi through direct train service on 20.02.2015.


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