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Agartala-Badarpur Mega Block BG conversion to begin from October 1
Agartala-Badarpur Mega Block BG conversion to begin from October 1
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AGARTALA, July 31(TIWN): Concerning the Mega-block work of the railway network work is underway in full swing and it is expected that Agartala-Badarpur Mega Block BG conversion to begin from October 1. It is expected that the work of lying tracks for 227 km long railway track from Badarpur to Agartala to begin from October 1. According to the Rail authority, Agartala railway station will be counted among one of the big stations. There will be 17 railway tracks in Agartala railway station which is expected to cater rail service from different parts of the state. Sources claim that by March 31, 2016 train to reach Udaipur via Agartala from Badarpur. Over bridge in Kumarghat- Agartala section to be constructed at 30 identified locations.

 Few under bridge will also be constructed. Am amount of Rs. 15 crore is sanctioned for the bridge construction.

Out of the 30 locations being identified road over bridge would be constructed at 24 locations, road under bridge at 2 locations, subway at 1 locations, 1 location is having no traffic and 2 other locations can be merged by diverting traffic to a third location where ROB has been proposed.

However, the BG conversion work from Badarpur to Agartala would be taken up in two phases.

During the first phase the BG conversion work would start from Badarpur to Kumarghat stretching about 118 km whereas during the second phase work would start from Kumarghat to Agartala stretching about 109 km, official said. 

A total of 227 km of meter gauge would be converted into broad gauge from Badarour to Agartala.

Adding he said the train service would remain suspended from October 1 until the conversion is ended. The service will remain suspended during the construction work and laying BG tracks replacing the meter gauge.

After the successful BG trial run of a diesel engine from Lumding to Silchar the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) is working hard to bring Agartala under the country’s Broad Gauge Network by March 2016. After the introduction of the BG facility one could return from Guwahati to Agartala, capital town of the landlocked State Tripura in eight hours.

The successful run of the trains on the broad-gauge track will bring sync with those in the rest of the country and Tripura is gearing up for faster connectivity and communication with several parts of the nation.



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