Railways lead North-east foundation: Suresh Prabhu

New Delhi: Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu today thanked the Bangladesh government for its help in developing Broad Gauge railway tracks up to the international boundary within India.

Flagging off passenger train services in newly-converted Broad Gauge tracks up to Bangladesh along Assam border through remote control from here, Mr Prabhu said, “I have to convey my sincere gratitude to the Bangladesh government for its contribution in helping us lay broad gauge tracks in the border areas.”

He said the newly-converted tracks will boost Assam’s linkage with the rest of the country, while also opening it up as a link between South East Asian nations.

This 10km stretch (between Karimganj and Maishashan) is an important link for Trans-Asian Railway network through Bangladesh. It would run up to Maishashan, the border town in Assam for train link to Bangladesh. This gauge conversion work was sanctioned at a cost of Rs 55 crore, with two stations in Longai and Maishashan.

Suresh Prabhu to lay foundation stone of station building at Tupul

Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu will lay the foundation stones of station building at Tupul, safety tunnel of Tunnel No 12 on November 12.The Minister will also formally start the construction work at Portal No 2 on the same day.

The foundation stone laying ceremony will be graced by Governor Najma A Heptulla, Chief Minister Okram Ibobi and Minister of Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar as presidium members.

Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain, Deputy Chief Minister Gaikhangam, Minister of Transport and Education Dr Kh Ratan Kumar Singh, IFCD and Printing & Stationery Minister Ngamthang Haokip, Rajya Sabha MPs Haji Abdul Salam and MC Mary Kom, Lok Sabha MPs Thangso Baite and Thokchom Meinya, MLAs RK Imo Singh, Khwairakpam Devendro Singh, Wangkheimayum Brajabidhu Singh and Janghemlung Panmei will also attend the foundation stone laying ceremony.

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