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Railway Board chairman VK Yadav carried out an inspection of the ongoing construction of the 52 km Bairang-Sairang broad gauge railway line in Mizoram on Sunday.

The railway line, which is scheduled to be completed by 2022, will comprise of 32 tunnels that will be 12.6 km long.

Moreover, the railway line will pass through 142 bridges including a 102 metre high pier bridge.

Ten ROBs/RUBs (Road Over Bridge/Road Under Bridge) will also be constructed along the 52 km railway line.

The construction of the railway line, which began in 2015, will boost connectivity in remote areas of Mizoram.

The cost of the railway construction is Rs 5021.45 crore.

However, an indefinite strike had recently been called by a group of Mizoram land owners in areas affected by the construction of broad gauge railway between Sairang and Bairabi over compensation row.

Also read: Mizoram: Stir over non-payment of BG line compensation

Sihhmui village council president J Laltlanthanga said certain land owners from Sairang and Sihhmui villages near Aizawl have asked constructing agencies not to continue with their works within the jurisdiction of additional lands acquired for construction of BG line between Sairang and Bairabi.

He had said that more than 70 families, whose lands have been damaged by the ongoing railway construction, have not been paid till date.

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