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Lumding-Silchar broad gauge by 2013

By Correspondent

BADARPUR, Sept 6 � The 214-km-long Lumding-Silchar broad gauge conversion project would be commissioned by 2013, said Keshab Chandra, general manager, Northeast Frontier Railway.

Talking to the media persons here, Chandra said that 50 per cent of the work in the Lumding-Badarpur hill section have been completed and the construction work in other areas are on in full swing. All the major problems have been sorted out, he said adding that there is no dearth of funds.

The general manager also ruled out any threat from the insurgent groups. He also had meetings with the senior railway officials and later interacted with the union leaders regarding the broad gauge conversion project and other problems.

A memorandum with an eight-point charter of demands was submitted to the general manager and his intervention was immediately sought to sort out the problems.

It may be mentioned that the project was a part of Indian Railways� �Project Unigauge� to convert the existing meter gauge or narrow gauge lines into broad gauge throughout the country.

The general manager who personally inspected the work at Badarpur was accompanied by the NF Railway Divisional Manager Ajit Pandit and other senior officials. He also visited the Silchar railway station and inspected the conversion work and expressed his satisfaction.

The Lumding-Badarpur hill section is one of the oldest railway sections in the country and was constructed during the British period.

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Lumding-Silchar broad gauge by 2013

BADARPUR, Sept 6 � The 214-km-long Lumding-Silchar broad gauge conversion project would be commissioned by 2013, said Keshab Chandra, general manager, Northeast Frontier Railway.

Talking to the media persons here, Chandra said that 50 per cent of the work in the Lumding-Badarpur hill section have been completed and the construction work in other areas are on in full swing. All the major problems have been sorted out, he said adding that there is no dearth of funds.

The general manager also ruled out any threat from the insurgent groups. He also had meetings with the senior railway officials and later interacted with the union leaders regarding the broad gauge conversion project and other problems.

A memorandum with an eight-point charter of demands was submitted to the general manager and his intervention was immediately sought to sort out the problems.

It may be mentioned that the project was a part of Indian Railways� �Project Unigauge� to convert the existing meter gauge or narrow gauge lines into broad gauge throughout the country.

The general manager who personally inspected the work at Badarpur was accompanied by the NF Railway Divisional Manager Ajit Pandit and other senior officials. He also visited the Silchar railway station and inspected the conversion work and expressed his satisfaction.

The Lumding-Badarpur hill section is one of the oldest railway sections in the country and was constructed during the British period.