Mizoram capital Aizawl might be on the railway map within the subsequent two years as development of the 51.38 km lengthy stretch of the broad gauge railway line between Sairang and Bairabi on the Mizoram-Assam border is predicted to be accomplished by December 2023, a railway official stated.

Sairang is about 20 km from Aizawl.

The Northeast Frontier Railways (NFR) official stated on Friday that work is in progress at totally different levels and nearly all tenders for numerous works have been finalised.

He stated that 89.55 per cent of earthwork, 37 per cent of main bridges and about 73.26 per cent of minor bridges have been accomplished.

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Twenty one per cent of the development of reduce and canopy tunnels has additionally been accomplished, he stated.

There are 32 tunnels (12.67 km complete size), 16 reduce and canopy tunnels (2.58 km complete size) alongside the 51.38 km lengthy stretch of the broad gauge railway line, which traverses by Thingdawl and Tlangnuam Blocks of Kolasib district and Aizawl district.

There are 55 main bridges of which six are tall bridges having a peak of greater than 70 m (the tallest being 101.4 m), 87 minor bridges, 5 highway overbridges and eight highway underbridges.

Other than Bairabi, the railway line will move by 4 stations – Hortoki, Kawnpui, Mualkhang and Sairang.

Mizoram chief secretary Lalnunmawia Chuaungo on Friday visited numerous development websites of the BG line and interacted with railway officers.

He shared optimistic feedbacks with the NFR officers and urged them to expedite the development.

Chuaungo assured the dedication from the state authorities to sort out any problem which may hamper the development works.

He exuded hope that the venture when accomplished will unlock the untapped financial potential of the state.

The muse stone of the Sairang-Bairabi broad gauge line was laid by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in November 2014.

The venture was began in 2015 and was initially scheduled to be accomplished by 2018.

The venture couldn’t be accomplished on time resulting from a number of hurdles, together with hilly terrain, deep valleys and gorges, frequent landslides, quick length of working season resulting from monsoon and lack of labour and development supplies within the state.

The venture when accomplished will open good financial alternative as commodities might be transported in less expensive, cost-effective, and eco-friendly approach and state farmers will be capable of ship their produce to the broader market of the varied states at a less expensive fee and in a time-bound method.

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