Work on Gorakhpur-Gonda loop line to be completed by 2014

Siddharth Nagar (UP):  Union Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge today said that gauge change work on 107 kilometre Gorakhpur-Gonda loop line will be completed by next year.

Kharge was addressing a function to mark inauguration of expansion of passenger amenities at Naugarh railway station.

He said the gauge change was being done at a cost of Rs.1025 crore and so far, Rs.800 crore of the assigned fund has been spent on work.

Kharge said that for expansion of passenger amenities in 35 districts of North Eastern Railway, an additional allocation of Rs.35 crore has been made.

He said that the demands have been put before him regarding development of railway facilities in the backward eastern region of of Uttar Pradesh will be examined and fulfilled.