Aizawl: Mizoram’s capital Aizawl will likely be on the railway map within the subsequent two years as the development of a 51.38-km lengthy stretch of broad gauge railway line between Sairang and Bairabi on the Mizoram–Assam border is predicted to be accomplished by December 2023, an official of Northeast Frontier Railways (NFR) stated on Friday.
Sairang is positioned about 20 km from Aizawl and about 12 km from the lone Lengpui airport.
The official stated work is in progress at completely different levels and virtually all tenders for varied 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.
21 per cent of the development of reduce and canopy tunnels has additionally been accomplished, he sai.d
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 broad gauge railway, which traverses by the Thingdawl and Tlangnuam Blocks of Kolasib district and Aizawl districts.
There are 55 main bridges of which 6 are tall bridges having a top of greater than 70 m (the tallest being 101.4 m), 87 minor bridges, 5 highway over bridges and eight highway beneath bridges.
Other than Bairabi, the railway line will go by 4 stations- Hortoki, Kawnpui, Mualkhang and Sairang.
Mizoram chief secretary Lalnunmawia Chuaungo on Friday visited varied development websites of the BG line and interacted with railway officers.
He shared constructive suggestions with the NFR officers and urged them to expedite the development.
Chuaungo assured the dedication from the state authorities to deal with any subject which may hampers the development works.
He exuded hope that the mission when accomplished will unlock untapped financial potential of the state.
Basis stone of the Sairang-Bairabi broad gauge line was laid by Prime Minister Modi in November 2014.
The mission was began in 2015 and was initially scheduled to be accomplished by 2018.
The mission couldn’t be expedited as a result of a number of hurdles, together with hilly terrain, deep valleys and gorges, frequent landslides, brief length of working season as a result of monsoon and lack of labour and development supplies within the state.
The mission when accomplished will open good financial alternative as commodities will be capable to be transported in less expensive, cost-effective, and eco-friendly approach and state farmers will be capable to ship their produce to the broader market of the varied states at a less expensive charge and in time-bound method.