GUWAHATI: Union Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain today flagged off the first broad-gauge (BG) passenger train service in the newly converted Baraigram-Dullabcherra section in Karimganj district by remote from Guwahati.
Parimal Suklabaidya, Minister for PWD, Fisheries and Excise, was also present at the function held at the NF Railway headquarters at Maligaon here.
At Baraigram Station, Aziz Ahmed Khan, MLA of Karimganj (South), was present along with other distinguished guests to witness the event.
In his speech, Gohain said that the Railway Ministry is taking up various developmental projects on a priority basis for the north-eastern region under the leadership of the Railway Minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu.
General Manager of NF Railway Chahatey Ram, General Manager of NF Railway Construction Organisation HK Jaggi, along with other senior officials were present.
Conversion of the Baraigram-Dullabcherra section (29.40 km) from meter gauge (MG) into BG marks the completion of gauge conversion of all the MG lines in the NE region to BG.
This Baraigram-Dullabcherra portion was under the Lumding-Silchar-Kumarghat gauge conversion project.
With the commissioning of this section there is no MG section left for conversion within NF Railway’s system.