Railways to give Rs 13,500 crore boost to northeast

In a bid to develop transport infrastructure in the northeast states of the country, Indian Railways has sanctioned projects worth Rs 13,500 crore.

Speaking at a conference, Union minister of state for railways Rajen Gohain, said, “The railway ministry has big plans for the northeast. Several new projects amounting to about Rs.13,500 crore have been sanctioned in this year’s Budget including new lines, bridges and an elevated rail tract project from Kamakhya to New Guwahati at a cost of Rs.3,062 crore.”

He expressed hope that these steps would not only help to boost the infrastructure of this region but also generate employment for the youth through several spin-off industries.

“A bottled drinking water plant under the Rail Neer brand at Jagiroad in Assam and a high-end North East Safari Train was being envisaged,” he said.

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