AGARTALA, Sept 21 � The Members of Parliament (MPs) from Tripura have sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi�s intervention in the conversion work of railway tracks from metre gauge to broad gauge in the Lumding-Badarpur-Silchar and Lumding-Badarpur-Agartala routes.
A letter signed by Jitendra Chowdhury, Sankar Prasad Datta and Jharna Das Baidya (RS), the three MPs from Tripura stated that a �mega block� of railway tracks would be imposed in the Lumding-Badarpur-Silchar and Lumding-Badarpur-Agartala routes from October and pointed out that after the gauge conversion work of the Lumding-Badarpur-Silchar route completes in one year, works in the Lumding-Badarpur-Agartala route would take one more year.
The letter said, if the railway routes were closed for two years, it would lead to a crisis of essential commodities and foodgrains in the State.
The MPs sought the PM�s intervention to complete the gauge conversion work in both the routes simultaneously and take initiative to improve the condition of the National Highway 44 to facilitate transportation of essential commodities by road. � PTI