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Dec 30, 2018
8:20AM

Piyush Goyal addresses review meeting of railway officials in Guwahati

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Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has said that his ministry will soon approach the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs for clearance of the doubling of the railway line from New Bongaigaon-Guwahati via Rangiya in Assam.

Addressing a review meeting of senior railway officials at Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) headquarters in Guwahati, Mr Goyal said following inauguration of Bogibeel Bridge, all efforts should now be towards doubling of railway lines in the region for capacity enhancement. He asked the officials to prepare a plan of action within one week.

The minister spoke to state Forest Minister Parimal Suklabaidya for ensuring quick permission for soil procurement, which is presently hampering progress of project.

He was apprised that Tetelia-Byrnihat new railway line, doubling of Lumding-Hojai section, Agartala-Sabroom new railway line and international line from Jogbani-Viratnagar will be ready very soon.
 

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