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In Tripura, Modi dedicates new train line to nation

IANS  |  Agartala 

on Saturday dedicated a 23.32-km railway track in southern to the nation and inaugurated the new complex of (TIT) at Narsingarh, near here.

The 23.32-km Garjee-Belonia section, built at a cost of Rs 400 crore, is part of the Rs 3,407-crore Agartala-Sabroom (115 km) national railway project aiming to link southern Tripura's last border town (Sabroom), which is just 72 km away from the

The Prime Minister, who arrived here from Guwahati, was accompanied by Governor and

Using a remote control system, Modi dedicated the new railway line to the nation and inaugurated the new complex of TIT from the here.

The new was built at a cost of Rs 103 crore, which was shared by the state and the

The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has been laying new railway tracks in three places, including the Agartala-Sabroom route along India-border in Tripura, and that would facilitate the carriage of goods and passengers from the northeastern states on the Bangladeshi

The Indian and Bangladeshi railways are laying 15 km of tracks at a cost of Rs 963 crore between and Akhaura in to link the networks of the two neighbouring countries.

NFR's said that the broad gauge railway line from to Sabroom was sanctioned in the Rail Budget of 2007-08 as a

The 115-km long Agartala-Sabroom railway line passes through four of the eight districts of Tripura - West Tripura, Sepahijala, Gomati and South Tripura.

"There is no good transport link in Tripura. Therefore, the train service would be a boon to the people of Tripura," Sharma added.



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First Published: Sat, February 09 2019. 16:48 IST