The N F Railway Construction Organization has met its target through completion of all the projects it set out to do within the year 2017-18. It has recently commissioned three important targeted works of BG doubling project in existing single line thereby thus enhancing the line capacity of existing route tremendously.
Two doubling projects, New Coochbehar to Gumanihat (29.32 Km) and New Coochbehar to Samuktala Road Jn. (29.02 Km), were completed on March 27 last after CRS inspection of 41 Km from Ghoksadanga –New Coochbehar- New Alipurduar at a maximum sanctioned speed of 110 Kmph.
The inspection was completed after a successful trial run up to a maximum 130 kmph to entire satisfaction of Commissioner of Railway Safety, S K Pathak. Work under this section involve construction of two important bridges on river Torsa and river Kalyani including replacement of three old Road Over Bridges and change in interlocking at 11 stations simultaneously. The N F Railway Construction Organisation has not only achieved the targeted doubling section set for the fiscal 2017-18, but also completed the Sajerpar- Ghoksadanga doubling section (7.5 km), which were targeted in fiscal 2018-19.
In Raninagar Jalpairugi – Jalpaiguri Road (7.15 Km) section of Ambari Falakata – New Maynaguri (36.52 km) doubling project, the CRS inspection has been completed and passenger train services started from February 9, 2018.
During the financial year 2017-18, Karimganj bye-pass section (3.50 Km) of Lumding – Silchar gauge conversion project have also been commissioned for passenger train service on November 25 next. This has facilitated flexible train operation and avoid usual reversal of engine from one line to another line without sustaining loss of time for mail and express train.
N F Railway has further commissioned BG new line for a total length of 11.50 km of Gauripur-Alamganj section of New Maynaguri-Jogighopa (288.88 km) new line project in the north bank of river Brahmaputra. In addition, after completion of track work, goods train movement was also done.
The section of Udaipur-Garjee (9.2 km length) of Agartala-Sabroom New line project (112 km) has commissioned with the running of Passenger train services from 5.1.2018 which was flagged off by Rajen Gohain, Minister of State (Railways).
Newly-constructed BG Railway line from Garjee to Santirbazar station (13.36Km) was inspected by S K Pathak, Chief Commissioner of Railway Safety on March 29. Once authorization is received from the Railway Safety Commissioner, trains can now run up to Santirbazar, providing much-needed rail connectivity between Agartala to Santirbazar.
Track laying is in advance station between Santirbazar to Belonia. Construction work is also progressing in full swing in the last leg of the project between Belonia-Sabroom.
Haldibari (India)-Chilhati (Bangladesh) new line project
The new line construction of 3.50 km length up to the international border of India- Bangladesh has been completed and Goods train movement was done on March 15 last.
Tetelia to Kamlajari (10 km) section of Tetelia-Byrnihat (21.50 km) new line project has been completed & Engine rolling done on March 28. Out of 21.50 km , 19.20 km falls in Assam and 2.30 km falls in the state of Meghalaya. The Tetelia-Kamalajari section is having one tunnel of 500 m long, two major bridges and 24 minor bridges. The section has been planned for commissioning in August-2018.
As part of Bogibeel Rail-cum-Road Bridge new line project, Railway track between Bogibeel North Block cabin (between Sripani and Silapathar station) to Tangani station (13.94 km) has been inspected by CRS, N F Circle on March 28. This is part of the Bogibeel Rail-cum-Road Project.
Again CRS inspection has been conducted on March 29 on newly-constructed BG line from Garjee station to Santirbazar station (13.50 km) of Agartala-Sabroom new line project in the state of Tripura.