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Double Tracking of North East Frontier Railway

Posted : 05 August 2017 05:05:44 | By TWO Bureau | New Delhi

Double Tracking of North East Frontier Railway

Doubling is taken up when the routes are saturated.  They are taken up in phases depending upon traffic density. As on date, 5 doubling projects have been taken up in North Eastern Region covering 472 km of route length.


With a view to providing faster and seamless rail connectivity on electric traction of North East States falling in North East Frontier Railway, electrification of Barauni-Katihar-Guwahati including Katihar-Barsoi (836 route kilometers) and Kumedpur-Malda Town-Singhabad & Pakur-Malda (153 route kilometers) has been sanctioned. The work has been entrusted to Central Organisation for Railway Electrification (CORE) and Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL) for execution.

In addition to above, 04 Railway Electrification projects which falls in North East Frontier Railway have also been included in Budget 2017-18 subject to mandatory approvals and sanctions.


Electric traction has started in Katihar Yard on North East Frontier Railway after commissioning of  Barauni-Katihar section on electric traction on 31.03.2017.  Further, Katihar-Kumedpur Malda Court (117 Route Kilometers) is planned for commissioning on Electric traction during 2017-18.

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