Guwahati, Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Agartala-Kumarghat broad gauge track cleared
 AGARTALA, March 29 - Agartala, capital town of Tripura, would be brought into the country’s BG railway network service very shortly.

 After a two-day inspection of the newly-built Agartala-Kumarghat BG track, Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS) SK Pathak said he did not find any major problem in the 109 km railway track.

“Agartala railway station would be the second-best station in the country after Jammu and Kashmir’s Katra in terms of architectural and other construction works”, he told the media here on Tuesday.

After conducting the inspection, the CRS suggested to run BG train with a speed of 100 km per hour in between Agartala to Kumarghat.

On the safety of tunnel, the CRS said there was a little problem in tunnel number II but that has been solved by adopting an innovative plan by NFR authority.

“The 109 km BG track is safe for running BG train with a speed of 100 km per hour”, he said adding that the NFR is likely to introduce a passenger train service by second week of April.

The CRS said most modern signalling system has been used in the newly built BG track.

On the inspection upto Udaipur, Pathak said the CRS inspection could be done by next month itself to pave the way for running BG train.