The Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS)/NF circle Shri Suvomoy Mitra has completed the statutory inspection of the newly laid double line between Dhupdhara and Bamunigaon stations on 17th October, 2023. This newly laid second line will be helpful for carrying more freights and passenger traffic through this route.
The Dhupdhara - Bamunigaon section is a part of the New Bongaigaon – Kamakhya via Goalpara 176 km double line project. This newly inspected section includes construction of 08 major bridges, 80 minor bridges, 42 crossing bodies and absolute block signaling working system. New Station buildings were constructed at four railway stations which includes Dhupdhara, Singra, Boko & Bamunigaon. These four railway stations are also added with one new platform each for better handling of the incoming and outgoing trains. Also, 42 numbers of new railway quarters were constructed for better accommodation of employees at this designated section. The stretch between Dhupdhara to Bamunigaon is of 25.459 km. Speed trial on the section along with through inspection of all bridges, RUB and Signaling systems was done by the Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS)/NF circle. Modern technologies were implemented like robust track structure of all wide base Pre-stressed Concrete (PSC) sleepers & Thick Web Switches which are newly designed sturdier switches on pre-stressed concrete sleepers and can handle higher speeds of trains for this double line territory.
It is to be mentioned here that with laying of double line infrastructure, movement of trains, (passengers and freights), can be done in both directions without stop-over crossings at stations which will increase the punctuality of trains. More trains can be operated with enhanced speed thus enabling better connectivity with minimal time frame.
Earlier, on 3rd May, 2023, 11.35 km section between Mirza – Azara & on 24th November, 2022, 29.71 km section between Dudhnai to Dhupdhara was commissioned. on completion of this entire section of New Bongaigaon – Kamakhya via Goalpara, the northeast connectivity will get a significant boost towards transportation of both man and materials with rest of the nation. Far-flung areas of Meghalaya will also be highly benefited with the completion of this double line project between New Bongaigaon and Kamakhya via Goalpara.