Union Minister of  State of Railways, inspected project sites of the Jiribam-Imphal

Maligaon, August 30: Shri Raosaheb Patil Danve, Hon’ble Minister of State of Railways, Coal & Mine today inspected various project sites of the ongoing Jiribam – Imphal new BG railway line project.

Union Minister is on a two day visits of the state of Manipur to review various activities related to railway connectivity and operation. Yesterday he held a review meeting with the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Manipur Shri Nongthombam Biren Singh where senior State Govt and Railway officials were present.

During his visits to projects sites he was given presentation of the entire project through replica of the proposed railway line under construction from Jiribam to Imphal. He also inspected the construction work of the ongoing Imphal railway station of the capital city of Manipur.

He also went inside under construction tunnel of the project and interacted with the workers engaged in tunnel construction in remote hill areas. It may be mentioned here that, there is more than 71066 meter of tunneling work in the entire project that is being constructed.

Various technical challenges are being encountered due special geographical formation of various hills. Technical solutions are being found out in consultation with expert consultants so that work can progress un-hindered.

Similarly some bridges that are being constructed in this project are located at very remote sites. Piers of some of the bridges are taller than the height of Qutub Minar. Railway engineers and construction agencies have made it possible to construct these bridges with utmost care and quality taking all safety measures.

The target date for completion of the project is December 2023. Northeast Frontier Railway (Construction) organization is executing the Jiribam – Imphal New BG railway line projects (110.625 kms) at an anticipated cost of Rs. 12,264.15 crs. Project includes eight new station buildings, 11 major bridges, 134 minor bridges, 4 Road Over Bridges, 12 Road Under Bridges.

In view of the “Act East” policy of the Govt. of India, timely completion of this project is very crucial. Once completed, extending the rail connectivity upto Myanmar in future can be taken, which will help changing the economic scenarios of the entire Northeast region.



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