The Railway authorities have said that the commissioning of the Bogibeel rail-cum-road bridge has made the movement of goods trains quite efficient in the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) zone.
After the commissioning of the Bogibeel Bridge, an alternative route has been available for the movement of goods trains for travelling to and from upper Assam which has resulted in a large number of benefits.
Some of the benefits include reduction of distance and reduction of manpower for running the goods trains, reports The Assam Tribune..
The availability of the alternative route through the north bank of the Brahmaputra has also made it easier for railway wagons to come back to its point of origin quite sooner after having delivered the goods at the required destination.
Due to the movement of good trains through the north bank, the rail network in the south bank has been relieved of substantial operational pressure.
With the availability of both the north and south banks for movement of goods trains, there has also been a scope for maintenance of railway tracks and other assets apart from improving the efficiency of the operation of goods trains.
A number of rakes have moved in the up direction towards Dibrugarh and Tinsukia and as well as in the down direction from Dibrugarh and Tinsukia after the commissioning of the Bogibeel Bridge.
The upward rakes mostly carry petroleum products for BCPL at Bongaigaon, FCI food grains and cement while downward rakes carry fertilizer from Namrup, petroleum products from the Digboi Refinery and coal from Ledo.