Centre approves doubling of railway track connecting Guwahati with New Bongaigaon
GUWAHATI: The Government of India on July 17 approved the doubling of a vital railway line connecting Guwahati with New Bongaigaon.
According to reports, in a Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi the decision has been taken with a budget of Rs 2,042 crore.
The project is said to be completed by 2022-23 and will be executed by the construction department of the Northeast Frontier Railway.
The CCEA gave its approval to construct the New Bongaigaon and Agthori via Rangiya railway line, doubling (142.97 km) of Northeast Frontier Railway in Assam with an estimated cost of Rs 2,042.51 crore, an official statement said.
The approved doubling from New Bongaigaon to Agthori via Rangiya (142.97 km) will traverse through Bongaigaon, Baksa, Barpeta, Nalbari and Kamrup districts of Assam.
It is to be mentioned that the project will also generate direct employment during construction for about 34.31 lakh mandays.
File photo of New Bongaigaon Jn.