Saturday, July 25, 2009

TRAIN:Andaman & Sikkim Railway Project

Port Blair, Jul 20 : People in Andaman and Nicobar have started to look forward to their first ever rail-link in the Union Territoty after the Railway budget.
The matter connecting Port Blair with Diglipur Island, linked through ra
il, was raised by the lone MP from Andaman and Nicobar Bishu Pada Ray in Parliament recently.

''I met Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee and she assured me of all possible steps in this regard discussing it with the Prime Minister and Finance Minister for clearance,'' Mr Ray told mediapersons here today.
''Earlier the matter was dropped saying the rail-link in the UT is not economically feasible but I have given an example of the rail-link between Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla, which is 292 km long, and was constructed without looking at the economic feasibility aspect. I have demanded to consider rail-link in Andaman on the same ground adding both the present road and sea links are time consuming,'' he added.

--- UNI

GANGTOK, July 24 (PIB): The Railways have set a target of December 2015 for the completion of Sevoke-Rangpo rail project for which plan outlay has been fixed at Rs 10 crore in 2009-10.
The final location survey contract has already been awarded.
In a written reply in the Rajya Sabha, Minister of State in the Ministry of Railways, E Ahamed informed about the sections that have been completed during the last five years in North East States. These are Samuktala-New Bongaigaon of New Jalpaiguri-New Bongaigaon Gauge Conversion (61 kms), Alipurduar-Bamanhat Gauge Conversion (80 kms), Manu-Agartala of Kumarghat-Agartala New Line (89 kms) and Senchoa-Silghat Gauge Conversion (62 kms).
In all, 16 projects fully/partly in North Eastern Region are in progress which includes New Maynaguri-Jogighopa, Sevoke-Rangpo. Gauge conversion is also on which includes New Jalpaiguri-Siliguri-New Bongaigaon.

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