Mizoram capital Aizawl will be on the railway map in the next two years as development of the 51. 38 km lengthy stretch of the broad gauge railway line between Sairang and Bairabi on the Mizoram-Assam border is anticipated to be accomplished by December 2023, a railway official mentioned. Sairang is about 20 km from Aizawl.
The Northeast Frontier Railways (NFR) official mentioned on Friday that work is in progress at totally different phases and virtually all tenders for numerous works have been finalized.
He mentioned that 89. 55 % of earthwork, 37 % of main bridges, and about 73. 26 % of minor bridges have been accomplished.
Twenty-one % of the development of reduce and canopy tunnels has additionally been accomplished, he mentioned.
There are 32 tunnels (12. 67 km complete size), 16 reduce and canopy tunnels (2. 58 km complete size) alongside 51.38 km lengthy stretch of the broad gauge railway line, which traverses by means of Thingdawl and Tlangnuam Blocks of Kolasib district and Aizawl district.
There are 55 main bridges of which six are tall bridges having a peak of greater than 70 m (the tallest being 101. 4 m), 87 minor bridges, 5 highway overbridges and eight highway underbridges.
Apart from Bairabi, the railway line will move by means of 4 stations – Hortoki, Kawnpui, Mualkhang and Sairang.
Mizoram chief secretary Lalnunmawia Chuaungo on Friday visited numerous development websites of the BG line and interacted with railway officers. He shared optimistic feedbacks with the NFR officers and urged them to expedite the development.
Chuaungo assured the dedication from the state authorities to deal with any problem which may hamper the development works. He exuded hope that the challenge when accomplished will unlock the untapped financial potential of the state.
The basis stone of the Sairang-Bairabi broad gauge line was laid by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in November 2014. The challenge was began in 2015 and was initially scheduled to be accomplished by 2018.
The challenge couldn’t be accomplished on time due to a number of hurdles, together with hilly terrain, deep valleys and gorges, frequent landslides, quick length of the working season due to monsoon, and lack of labor and development supplies in the state.
The challenge when accomplished will open good financial alternative as commodities will be transported in less expensive, cost-effective, and eco-friendly methods and state farmers will be in a position to ship their produce to the broader market of the varied states at a less expensive fee and in a time-bound method.