- The project was approved by the UPA government in 2006
- Assam and Nagaland, both the governments have been given separate time schedule
Guwahati/Imphal: The Assam-Nagaland rail project has come to the front with the deadline. A good news has come for the 83-km long pending rail link between Dhansiri in Assam and Zubza in Nagaland finally sees a silver lining as the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has set 2020 deadline for completion, the reports said.
As per reports, the project was approved by the UPA government in 2006 which saw only 8% progress and was reportedly stuck due to land acquisition issues in Assam. The project involves building around 190 bridges and 26 km of tunnels which saw cost estimation of hundreds of crores.
Meanwhile, some sources also informed that PMO’s monitoring of the project will be made in three phases out of which the phase 1 of the project is scheduled to be completed by December 2018.
Although, Assam and Nagaland, both the governments have been given separate time schedule to acquire the required land for the project.
Rail connectivity already exists for capital cities of Assam (Guwahati), Tripura (Agartala) and Arunachal Pradesh (Itanagar). To provide connectivity to capitals of Meghalaya, Manipur, Nagaland and Mizoram, new line projects have been taken up. Agartala, the capital of Tripura, has been brought on Broad Gauge network with the introduction of goods trains in February 2016.
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