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Minister of State of Railways, Coal & Mines Shri Raosaheb Patil Danve visits Agartala, Reviewed Railway projects and other infrastructure developmental works

Shri RaosahebPatilDanve, Hon’ble Minister of State of Railways, Coal & Mines visited Agartala in Tripura o­n 20th April, 2022 to review various railway projects and o­ngoing infrastructure developmental works. Shri Danve inaugurated the Monumental National Flag at Agartala station. He was given the guard of honour by the RPF contingent at Agartala station.

Shri Danve conducted a window trailing inspection from Agartala to Sabroom station to inspect various aspects of track and signalling equipments along with other safety related gears. He inspected Udaipur station and appreciated the architecture which is based o­n the famous Tripureshwari temple. He also interacted with passengers at Udaipur station.

He inspected Sabroom station yard and upcoming logistic park at Sabroom, a strategic project for seamless transportation. He was accompanied by the General Manager of Northeast Frontier Railway Shri Anshul Gupta and senior railway officials during inspection. He also reviewed the operational aspects and innovative features provided at the station yard for handling freight transportation. He took stock of the amenities and facilities available for smooth functioning of loading/unloading works. He also interacted with media persons at Sabroom station.

Later o­n, Shri Danvevisited Integrated Check Post (ICP) which is being coming up at Sabroom in Tripura. The ICP is envisioned to contain multi-modal facilities to handle road, railway and waterways cargo. There is a proposal for railway siding for loading/unloading of goods inside ICP, to be developed under PM’s Gati Shakti Terminal Policy. The policy will help in implementing these projects in time-bound manner and enable to have direct connectivity with Railways. Government of Tripura will setup Logistic Hub at Sabroomto generate additional economic and to promote other developmental activities.

Earlier o­n 19th April, Hon'ble Minister of State of Railways conducted a window trailing inspection from Kamakhya to Barpeta Road to check various safety aspects and inspect the progress of New Bongaigaon - Agthori double line project. With completion of this doubling project, the line capacity of the section will increase reducing constraints and more freight and passenger traffic can be handled. He also reviewed several governments’ projects at Barpeta District and held meetings with local administration of Barpeta.

Once, these infrastructural projects are effectively implemented, it will help in improving connectivity as well as assist the North-eastern region becoming a logistic hub leading to economic transformation.


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