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Double line between Dudhnai and Dhupdhara stations commissioned to augment sectional capacity significantly

The Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS)/NF circle has completed the statutory inspection of the newly laid double line between Dudhnai & Dhupdhara stations o­n 24thNovember, 2022.This newly laid second line will be utilized for goods and passenger traffic with maximum speed of 100 km per hour.

The entire length of New Bongaigaon – Kamakhya via Goalpara doubling project is of 176 km. The stretch between Dudhnai to Dhupdhara is of 29.71 km. Speed trial at 122 km per hour was done by the Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS)/NF circle. Modern technologies like, robust track structure with use of all wide base Pre-Stressed Concrete (PSC) sleepers & Thick Web Switches which is new design of sturdier switches o­n pre-stressed concrete sleepers and can handle higher speeds were used for this double line territory.

 It is to be mentioned here that with the laying of double line, movement of trains can be done in both directions without stop-over crossings at stations which will increase the punctuality of trains. More trains can be run with enhanced speed.

 Earlier 26.43 km section between Abhaypuri to Pancharatna was commissioned o­n 28th July, 2022. o­n completion of this entire section of New Bongaigaon – Kamakhya via Goalpara, the northeast connectivity will be boosted significantly.

(Sabyasachi De)

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