NF Railway GM Mizoram CM

Northeast Frontier Railway General Manager Anshul Gupta met Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga at Aizawl Thursday.

NFR General Manager Gupta was accompanied by senior officers from headquarters and the Divisional Railway Manager of Lumding division, JS Lakra.

Other senior railway officers from the NF Railway were also present.

General Manager Gupta assured the Mizoram CM that the NF Railway is ready to ply RORO service as per demand placed by the state government as and when required.

“NF Railway has examined the dimensions of plying RORO rakes between Bhanga to Bhairabi station and found to be feasible for carrying of commodities like POL, LPG to Mizoram. The service will help bring faster development in the region,” NFR GM Gupta said.

In the context of the discussion, the General Manager informed the Mizoram Chief Minister about the services of Railways’ Kisan Rail scheme.

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The service helps the farmers in carrying their agri-products at 50% discounts to different destinations all over India.

So far, NF Railway has carried commodities like pineapple from Agartala, potato from North Bengal and received agri-products from different destinations, said an NF Railway press statement.

Further, carrying automobiles to Mizoram in a cost-effective way through specially designed NMGS rakes was also discussed upon.

The General Manager proposed state government for using land by railways on mutation to take up various railway developmental works at Aizawl.

The land can also be transferred to the state government on the basis of the exchange of land as per requirement.

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NFR General Manager Anshul Gupta also met Mizoram Chief Secretary Dr. Renu Sharma at Aizawl.

Various issues of mutual interest for the development of rail connectivity and schemes for the economic progress of the people of the state were discussed.

The GM also inspected Bridge No. 89, 115 and 196, one most critical bridges being constructed by Indian Railways under Bhairabi-Sairang new railway line project through dense and very difficult terrain.

The tallest pier of Bridge No. 196 is of 101 metre and is crucial for connecting station Sairang near Aizawl.

Earlier on December  8, 2021, the General Manager inspected the work sites of the Bhairabi-Sairang new railway line project that will connect the state capital of Mizoram.

NF Railway (Construction Organisation) is executing the 51.38 Km long Bhairabi-Sairang new railway line project in Mizoram at an anticipated cost of Rs. 6,527 crore.

The new line will end at Sairang from Sairang station, the capital of Mizoram, Aizawl is not far away.

There will be 55 major and 87 minor bridges in the entire project.

The project will also have 11 road overbridges/road underbridges.

The entire project will involve the construction of 4 stations and 12.6 Km of tunnelling works.

Works on the project is going on in full swing and it is expected to be ready by March, 2024.

“Once the project is completed, it will lead to economic development not only of the people of the Mizoram but also for the entire NE region,” NFR chief public relations officer Guneet Kaur said in the statement.

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