GUWAHATI, Nov 30 – The newly converted 30-km stretch from Harmuti to North Lakhimpur section of the Rangia-Murkongselek gauge conversion project is ready for commissioning for passenger services.
“The Commissioner of Railway Safety has been invited to inspect the line in December for opening the line for passenger services,” Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) Construction Senior PR, DC Borah said.
The section from Harmuti to North Lakhimpur comprises three crossing stations. There are 18 major bridges, 27 minor bridges and 19 level crossings, out of which 12 are manned and seven unmanned.
“At all the stations of the Harmuti-North Lakhimpur section, passenger amenities like foot overbridge, passenger sheds, water hydrant for watering of trains, water vats for passengers, refreshment room and waiting hall have been provided for greater passenger convenience,” Borah said.
He added that work on the 154-km North Lakhimpur-Murkongselek stretch is also progressing well.