MPs with NFR officials during a meeting held at Divisional Headquarters in Tinsukia on September 10. (Photo Courtesy: NFR)
Maligaon, September 10 (MExN): The General Manager of Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) Sanjive Roy along with senior officials interacted with Members of Parliament (MPs) whose constituencies are served by Tinsukia Division at a meeting held at Divisional Headquarters in Tinsukia on September 10.
The meeting was attended by MP (Lok Sabha) Topon Kumar Gogoi, MP (Lok Sabha) Pradan Baruah, MP (Lok Sabha) Tapir Gao from Arunachal Pradesh, MP (Lok Sabha) and Minister of State (FPI) Rameswar Teli and Kamakhya Prasad Tasa, MP (Rajya Sabha), stated a press release from Subhanan Chanda, Chief Public Relations Officer.
During the meet, the General Manager highlighted the overall development of NFR. Divisional Railway Manager Ashish Sharma gave a brief description of various activities of Tinsukia Division.
NFR in its continuous task to provide better service to the railway users, the General Manager said that 456 coaches of total 14 trains under NFR have been provided with new LHB coaches replacing previous old coaches.
The NFR has further provided local train facility to the users and all the prominent towns of upper Assam such as Dibrugarh, Tinsukia, Digboi, Jorhat, Sivsagar, Titabor etc are well connected to each other. Elaborating various activities undertaken by the division, senior officials said that the Railway was trying to upgrade the Jorhat Station with its best efforts.
All the Level Crossing gates have been manned and elimination of manned level crossing by Road Under Bridge will be taken up for as per site feasibility. Both Simaluguri and Sivsagar stations fall under category NSG-5 & 6 respectively and have been beautified with mural painting focusing on local themes and cultural importance.
18 pairs Mail/Express trains including one pair of Rajdhani Express linking major cities like Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Patna, Amritsar, Chandigarh, Luucknow, Trivandrum etc have stoppage at Simaluguri, it added. The updated Preliminary Engineering cum Traffic survey (PET) has been completed for the train line connecting Dangri to Dhola.
NFR has completed field survey for the new Railway line from Pasighat to Rupai via Roing, Tezu, Parsuram Kund, Chowkham and Namsai. Survey from Margherita to Deomali has also been completed and report submitted to Railway Board.
The MPs also gave various suggestions like up gradation of stations, increase in frequency of Rajdhani Express, stoppages of some long distance trains at different stations, doubling of railway line from Guwahati to New Tinsukia and improving other passenger amenities which the GM noted and assured to implement the suggestions wherever feasible.