AGARTALA, July 1 - The 40-km newly-constructed BG railway track from Belonia to Sabroom of South Tripura district has received the green signal from Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS) SK Sharma on Monday.
After today�s development, all the obstacles for introducing passenger train service from Agartala to Sabroom, State�s southern-most border subdivision has been removed. Currently, passenger train is running from Agartala to Belonia only.
The CRS along with senior NFR officials took a trolley ride from Belonia to Sabroom as part of an on-spot safety check on Monday. And the ride was smooth and trouble free.
After completing the successful trolley run, senior NFR officials and CRS had a meeting at the newly-built Sabroom railway office and then returned from Sabroom to Agartala via Belonia in a full-fledged train at 7 pm.
Before leaving Sarboom, the CRS said, �Today I undertook checking of the newly-built BG railway track from Belonia to Sabroom and the track is safe and okay. I will send a positive report to the Railway Board,� he added.
On being asked about commencement of passenger train service up to Sarboom, Sharma said, �For sure, I will send a positive report to Railway Board and they will take a final call in consultation with the Railway Ministry�.
Around Rs 1,100 crore was spent to lay the track from Belonia to Sabroom, a strategic railway connectivity keeping in mind its close proximity to Banglades�s Ramgarh district. In the 40-km stretch, there would be four railway stations � Belonia, Jolaibari, Manu Bazar and Sabroom.
Sabroom railway station has been built keeping in mind the future need for 20/30 years. At least three trains could be stationed at Sabroom at a time. And, the length is platform stands at 610 metres, second highest length after Agartala railway station, in the State.
Once the passenger train service is flagged off, the entire State will become part of Indian Railways� map. Most importantly, BG train connectivity will bring a lot of socio-economic change in Sabroom, a border subdivision.