Guwahati News Desk: The Union Budget 2021 has allocated a sum of Rs 8,060 crore for the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) officials said on Friday.
Subhanan Chanda, NFR’s Chief Public Relations Officer announced that Rs 8,060 crore, Rs 4,330 crore has been allocated for three new lines and doubling of several railway line works.
Whereas, Rs 3,470 crore has been allocated for safety and capacity enhancement works while passenger amenities granted with Rs 166 crore.
Chanda said that this year’s budget has allocated Rs 650 crore for doubling of the New Bongaigaon-Agthori (via Rangiya) and Rs 610 crore for the New Bongaigaon-Goalpara- Guwahati section. Similarly, the Digaru-Hojai doubling work has been allocated Rs 100 crore and New Mainaguri-Gumanihat doubling work Rs 110 crore.
The new projects includes Sivok-Rangpo project (44.96 km) which has been allocated Rs 1,100 crore, Tetelia-Byrnihat project allocated Rs 101 crore and Rs 300 crore has been allocated for the Agartala-Akhaura (Bangladesh) project to link Indian Railways with the Bangladesh railway network.
Rs 1,000 crore each has been allocated for the Jiribam-Imphal railway project in Manipur and Bairabi-Sairang project in Mizoram and Rs 800 crore has been allocated for the Dimapur-Zubza project in Nagaland.
The NFR operates fully and partially in six of the eight northeastern states, excluding Meghalaya and Sikkim, as well as in seven districts of West Bengal and five districts of north Bihar.