Manipur’s Imphal would be the fourth capital metropolis within the mountainous northeastern area anticipated to return on the Indian railway map throughout the subsequent 27 months, battling Covid-19 associated restrictions and after coping with the intense topographical hurdles and challenges,
The Northeast Frontier Railways (NFR), which has already related Assam’s primary metropolis Guwahati (adjoining capital Dispur), Tripura capital Agartala and Arunachal Pradesh’s Naharlagun (adjoining to capital metropolis Itanagar), is laying tracks to attach the capital cities of two extra northeastern states — Mizoram and Nagaland.
There is no such thing as a exact plan of the NFR when Meghalaya capital Shillong and Sikkim capital Gangtok would come on the railway community as railway development work has not even severely began within the two northeastern states.
NFR Chief Public Relations Officer Guneet Kaur stated that the NFR (Development) group is executing the Jiribam-Imphal new broad gauge railway line (111 km) challenge at an estimated value of Rs 12,264.15 crore and the goal date for completion of the challenge is December 2023.
“Eight new station buildings, 11 main bridges, 134 minor bridges, 4 street overbridges, 12 street underbridges, and a report size of over 71,066 meters of tunneling are being constructed,” she informed IANS.
“Varied points associated to well timed completion of the challenge have been mentioned by all stakeholders. Well timed completion of this challenge could be very essential for additional extending rail connectivity to Myanmar sooner or later, in step with the “Act East Coverage” of the Indian authorities,” the CPRO stated.
A senior engineer of the NFR (development wing) stated that for the primary time in India, a security tunnel for the secure evacuation of individuals throughout any emergency at tunnel quantity 12 has been constructed on the Jiribam-Tupul-Imphal railway line which is critical because the part would have the tallest bridge on the earth and the longest railway tunnel in India.
Completion of the challenge will expose the wealthy tradition of Manipur to the world, he stated.
The 11.55 km lengthy tunnel quantity 12 is the longest railway tunnel in India on the Jiribam-Tupul-Imphal railway line and this tunnel is longer than the well-known Pir Panjal tunnel (8.5 km) on the Banihal-Qazigund line in Jammu and Kashmir.
The approximate value for the development of this tunnel, which lies within the two districts of Manipur, Senapati, and Imphal West, and is located within the western a part of the Imphal Valley, could be Rs 930 crore.
“For the secure evacuation of individuals throughout any emergency at tunnel quantity 12, a parallel 9.35 km lengthy security tunnel has been constructed as per worldwide technical specs. The primary tunnel and parallel security tunnel will likely be related by means of cross passages at each 500 meters. Rs 368 crore was spent to assemble the security tunnel,” the engineer stated.
The 111 km lengthy Jiribam-Tupul-Imphal new broad gauge railway challenge was taken up in 2008 and was declared a ‘Nationwide Challenge’ owing to its significance.
The primary practice within the northeast area chugged out from the economic metropolis of Dibrugarh in japanese Assam round 140 years in the past.
The NFR, one among the many 17 railway zones in India, operates totally and partially in six of the eight northeastern states, excluding Meghalaya and Sikkim, and in seven districts of West Bengal and 5 districts of north Bihar.
The NFR engineers stated the panorama, soil situations, and different pure challenges have pressured the railways to speculate extra money and to confront various challenges within the northeastern area.
“Soil or earth-bearing capability of the northeastern area is way much less in comparison with different elements of the nation. However for the railway engineers, nothing is not possible,” the NFR engineer claimed.