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Ballast train arrives at New Haflong Station

By The Assam Tribune
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GUWAHATI, Jan 13 � The �mega block� for the Lumding-Silchar Gauge Conversion Project, which started from October 1, 2014 for a period of six months, has facilitated the undertaking of works on a war footing, a press release received here stated.

It was a historic moment for the people of Dima Hasao district to see the first ballast train consisting of engines attached with 53 ballast loaded hopper (BOBYN) wagons at New Haflong Station which reached on January 12. It was a fitting gift for the people of the district on the occasion of Magh Bihu and the fulfilment of a long-cherished dream of the people.

The major works during the mega block along the 100-km length include the completion of about 12 lakh cubic metre earth work, tunnelling works at Tunnel No.7, track linking and other related works in 13 station yards in 100 days. There are eight tunnels and 211 bridges in the 100-km long section from Lumding to New Haflong, the press release added.

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Ballast train arrives at New Haflong Station

GUWAHATI, Jan 13 � The �mega block� for the Lumding-Silchar Gauge Conversion Project, which started from October 1, 2014 for a period of six months, has facilitated the undertaking of works on a war footing, a press release received here stated.

It was a historic moment for the people of Dima Hasao district to see the first ballast train consisting of engines attached with 53 ballast loaded hopper (BOBYN) wagons at New Haflong Station which reached on January 12. It was a fitting gift for the people of the district on the occasion of Magh Bihu and the fulfilment of a long-cherished dream of the people.

The major works during the mega block along the 100-km length include the completion of about 12 lakh cubic metre earth work, tunnelling works at Tunnel No.7, track linking and other related works in 13 station yards in 100 days. There are eight tunnels and 211 bridges in the 100-km long section from Lumding to New Haflong, the press release added.