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Sripani to Murkongselek passenger service soon

By PRANJAL BHUYAN

GUWAHATI, May 26 � Regular passenger service in the newly-converted broad gauge sections from Sripani to Murkongselek and from Balipara to Bhalukpong are expected to be started next month.

Senior Indian Railways officials said that inspection by the Commissioner of Railway Safety of NF Circle, Kolkata, conducted earlier this month, found the work undertaken in both the sections to be satisfactory.

�There were no technical glitches. Everything was found satisfactory. We have already requested the Railway Board to start regular passenger services in both the sections and running of passenger trains is expected to start from June,� said a senior official.

The Sripani to Murkongselek (72 km) and Balipara to Bhalukpong (34.8 km) branch line sections were the last remaining segments of the 511.8 km Rangiya-Murkongselek national gauge conversion project.

Indian Railways had earlier opened the Rangiya-Rangapara North-Harmuti-North Lakhimpur section for passenger services as well as the finger line between Rangapara North and Dekargaon.

The Rangiya-Rangapara North-Dekargaon (144.48 km) was completed in November 2013, followed by the Rangapara North-Harmuti (142.76 km) stretch which was completed in March last year.

Following that, the Harmuti-North Lakhimpur (35 km) segment was completed in December 2014.

Work on the gauge conversion project was carried out by the Northeast Frontier Railway Construction Organization.

In the entire section between Rangiya and Murkongselek, there are 662 major bridges, 210 minor bridges, 10 RUBs, eight RUBs and 39 stations.

In addition, between Balipara and Bhalukpong there are 10 major bridges, 101 minor bridges, one ROB, one RUB and one station.

The entire project covers six districts in Assam. The completion of the entire project not only passenger service but trade and commerce in the northern part of Assam and also Arunachal Pradesh will get a major boost.

Meanwhile, CRS inspection of the Silchar-Lumding gauge conversion project will also take place in the first half of June.

�We can confidently say that passenger service in the Silchar-Lumding section will also start by June end,� said the official.

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Sripani to Murkongselek passenger service soon

GUWAHATI, May 26 � Regular passenger service in the newly-converted broad gauge sections from Sripani to Murkongselek and from Balipara to Bhalukpong are expected to be started next month.

Senior Indian Railways officials said that inspection by the Commissioner of Railway Safety of NF Circle, Kolkata, conducted earlier this month, found the work undertaken in both the sections to be satisfactory.

�There were no technical glitches. Everything was found satisfactory. We have already requested the Railway Board to start regular passenger services in both the sections and running of passenger trains is expected to start from June,� said a senior official.

The Sripani to Murkongselek (72 km) and Balipara to Bhalukpong (34.8 km) branch line sections were the last remaining segments of the 511.8 km Rangiya-Murkongselek national gauge conversion project.

Indian Railways had earlier opened the Rangiya-Rangapara North-Harmuti-North Lakhimpur section for passenger services as well as the finger line between Rangapara North and Dekargaon.

The Rangiya-Rangapara North-Dekargaon (144.48 km) was completed in November 2013, followed by the Rangapara North-Harmuti (142.76 km) stretch which was completed in March last year.

Following that, the Harmuti-North Lakhimpur (35 km) segment was completed in December 2014.

Work on the gauge conversion project was carried out by the Northeast Frontier Railway Construction Organization.

In the entire section between Rangiya and Murkongselek, there are 662 major bridges, 210 minor bridges, 10 RUBs, eight RUBs and 39 stations.

In addition, between Balipara and Bhalukpong there are 10 major bridges, 101 minor bridges, one ROB, one RUB and one station.

The entire project covers six districts in Assam. The completion of the entire project not only passenger service but trade and commerce in the northern part of Assam and also Arunachal Pradesh will get a major boost.

Meanwhile, CRS inspection of the Silchar-Lumding gauge conversion project will also take place in the first half of June.

�We can confidently say that passenger service in the Silchar-Lumding section will also start by June end,� said the official.

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