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Development of Rail Infrastructure in the North East Region. Ministry of Railways New Delhi 08.06.2012. OBJECTIVES. Connectivity to all State Capitals . Strengthening International Borders – Improving trade and connectivity with neighbouring countries.
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Development of Rail Infrastructure in the North East Region Ministry of Railways New Delhi 08.06.2012
OBJECTIVES • Connectivity to all State Capitals . • StrengtheningInternational Borders – Improving trade and connectivity with neighbouring countries. • Augmentation of network capacity for handling growth of traffic in future. • Uni-gauge Broad gauge network. • Expansion of network to unconnected areas of the region.
SCENARIO IN THE NORTH EAST REGION - 1990 • Broad Gauge Line Upto Guwahati. All lines beyond Guwahati were MG lines. • Only One route between New Jalpaiguri to Guwahati. No alternative in case of disruption due to floods, accidents, bandhs, strikes etc. • Mostly Single BG Line beyond Katihar and Malda. • Most Express Trains Take 40 to 48 hrs upto Guwahati from Delhi. • Time taken to reach Dibrugarh/Tinsukia – upto 65 hours.from Delhi. • Only One Railway Bridge across River Brahmaputra – Rail-cum-Road Bridge at Saraighat (Guwahati) • Along North Bank of Brahmaputra – MG Line from Rangiya to Murkongselek. • No Connectivity to Capital city of any State except Assam.
SCENARIO IN THE NORTH EAST REGION - 2010 • Broad Gauge Line Upto Dibrugarh and Tinsukia – Gauge Conversion of Guwahati – Tinsukia – Dibrugarh completed including Furkating – Jorhat – Mariani and Simaluguri – Sibsagar – Moranhat Branch Lines. • A Complete alternative BG route from New Jalpaiguri to Guwahati commissioned by Gauge Conversion of Siliguri-New Jalpaiguri-New Bongaigaon MG Line and Jogighopa – Guwahati New Line. • Rajdhani Express introduced which Takes 28 hrs upto Guwahati from Delhi. • Time taken to reach Dibrugarh/Tinsukia – 40 hours from Delhi. • Second Railway Bridge across River Brahmaputra – Rail-cum-Road Bridge at Jogighopa opened. • Capital of Tripura (Agartala) connected by MG line.
SCENARIO IN THE NORTH EAST REGION - 2020 • All the State Capitals will be on Broad Gauge. • A third alternative BG route from New Maynaguri to Jogighopa will be commissioned. • Doubling of New Jalpaiguri – Samuktala will be completed. • The Entire Barak Valley will be on BG network. • Third Railway Bridge across River Brahmaputra – Rail-cum-Road Bridge at Bogibeel will be completed. • Entire North Bank of Brahmaputra will be on BG network and get connected to South Bank at Dibrugarh through Bogibeel.
RAILWAY INVESTMENT IN NORTH EAST REGION • Outlay 2012-13 – Rs. 2333 crores for NE Region out of Total Budget Outlay of Rs 9875 cr. for entire Indian Railways for NL, GC & Doubling Projects.
ONGOING PROJECTS - GAUGE CONVERSION, DOUBLING & RAILWAY ELECTRIFICATION
As per the policy of the government, 10% of net budgetary support is to be spent in the region. Non-lapsable rail development fund for national projects of NE Region has been approved by CCI. Contribution to this Fund is 25% through railway gross budgetary support and 75% as additionality by ministry of finance. FUNDING
NORTH EAST REGION VISION 2020 MAIN FEATURE: CONNECTIVITY TO ALL STATE CAPITALS STATE CAPITAL OF ASSAM & TRIPURA CONNECTED. NEW LINES TAKEN UP FOR CONNECTING CAPITALS OF ARUNACHAL PRADESH, MANIPUR, NAGALAND, MIZORAM, MEGHALAYA. NEW LINES FOR PART LENGTH TAKEN UP FOR SIKKIM FROM SIVOK TO RANGPO. THE PROPOSAL FOR EXTENSION TO GANGTOK SENT TO PLANNING COMMISSION.
RAILWAY PROJECTS IN ASSAM
Gauge Conversion of Lumding-Silchar-Jiribam & Badarpur-Kumarghat (368.35 km) (National Project) ASSAM,TRIPURA,MANIPUR
Gauge Conversion of Rangia-Murkongselek with linked fingers(510 km) (National Project)ASSAM,ARUNACHAL PRADESH
RAILWAY PROJECTS IN MEGHALAYA
Tetaliya (Azra)-Byrnihat (21.5 km) – National ProjectMEGHALAYA, ASSAM
RAILWAY PROJECTS IN ARUNACHAL PRADESH
RAILWAY PROJECTS IN NAGALAND
RAILWAY PROJECTS IN MANIPUR
RAILWAY PROJECTS IN MIZORAM
RAILWAY PROJECTS IN TRIPURA
KUMARGHAT-AGARTALA(109km) NATIONAL PROJECTTRIPURA • Completed and Commissioned in October 2008 with meter gauge on dual gauge sleepers. • Will be converted to broad gauge once Lumding-Silchar-Kumarghat is converted.
RAILWAY PROJECTS IN SIKKIM