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Rail traffic resumes on Gorakhpur-Nautanwa route

Last Updated: Saturday, October 17, 2009 - 15:18

Maharajganj: In a bid to connect areas on the
Indo-Nepal border with rest of the country and facilitate
movement of passengers and tourists, railway has resumed
movement of trains on Gorakhpur-Nautanwa route.

The 81-kilometre stretch of the metre gauge track on
Gorakhpur-Nautanwa route of North Eastern Railway was being
converted to broad gauge and the work was completed by October
15, CPRO NE Railway Amit Singh said.

The conversion work, which began in December 2008 was
scheduled to be completed in April this year at an estimated
cost of Rs 381.17 crore, he said.

The areas on the border will be connected directly to
Delhi and other important stations, Singh said.

Bureau Report

First Published: Saturday, October 17, 2009 - 15:18
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