AGARTALA, Sep 1 - The metre gauge railway track would be a thing of the past in Tripura with the introduction of �mega block� by the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) from September 20 for track conversion from metre gauge to broad gauge, an official said today.
�All railway services between Badarpur in Assam and Agartala would be withdrawn from September 20 as the work for conversion of metre gauge into broad gauge would be started�, the official said.
He said the mega block would be enforced in the Badarpur-Kumarghat-Agartala section and the entire work would be completed by March 2016 to connect the capital city with the broad gauge railway map of the country. Agartala found a place on the railway map in 2008. Earlier in the first phase, 220-km-long gauge conversion was completed in Lumding-Silchar route and in the second phase 217 km long Badarpur-Agartala section would be converted. � PTI