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Agartala to get country`s first broad gauge by 2016

The North-East Frontier Railway will bring Agartala in the country`s broad gauge rail network by 2016.



Agartala: The North-East Frontier Railway will bring Agartala in the country`s broad gauge rail network by 2016.

"Agartala is scheduled to get broad gauge facility by March 2016," NFR Chief Engineer (Construction) Harpal Singh told reporters.

"If the required fund is available, NFR will be able to extend the broad gauge rail connectivity to Agartala within the stipulated time," he said.

Singh said the railway extension work up to Sabroom in South Tripura district would also be completed by the same time.

Works for conversion in BG a small meter gauge track from Lumding to Silchar in Assam was in full swing and likely to be completed by March 2015, he said.

PTI

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