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Suresh Prabhu flags off rail line in Tripura through video conference

 2017-01-25 09:25:19.0

Suresh Prabhu flags off rail line in Tripura through video conference

Tahlka News Desk

Agartala: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu Flag off new rail line between Agartala up to the Southern temple city of Udaipur on tuesday.The services has been inaugurated through video conference from New Delhi.Tripura PWD and Health Minister Badal Choudhury,Transport Minister Manik Dey and others were at the inaugural at the Agartala station.

Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) Chief Engineer Harpal Singh said the 44.76-km rail line up to Udaipur (Gomati district) is part of the Agartala-Sabroom (114 km) new broad gauge line project.

"The anticipated cost of the Agartala-Sabroom project is Rs 3,351 crore and it will be completed by March 2019,"Singh told. There are three crossing stations Bishalgarh, Bishramganj and Udaipur – and one halt station at Skerkote on the Agartala-Udaipur railway line.

There are 58 road crossings and 87 major and minor bridges across the new line. Sabroom is to be connected by rail to secure access to the Chittagong port in Bangladesh. Sabroom is the last border town of Tripura along the Bangladesh border and the sea port is just 75 km away.

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