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NFR general manager conducts review meeting with MPs

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Various aspects of railway developmental plans highlighted for Tinsukia division

HT Bureau
GUWAHATI, Sept 9: The general manager of Northeast Frontier Railway, Anshul Gupta conducted a meeting with the Members of Parliament covering the jurisdiction of Tinsukia division in Tinsukia on Friday.
Altogether three MPs and two representatives of MPs were present at the meeting which included Rameswar Teli, Union minister of state in the ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas & Ministry of Labour and Employment, MP of Rajya Sabha Kamakhya Prasad Tasa from Assam, MP of Lok Sabha Pradan Baruah (Lakhimpur), representative of Sarbananda Sonowal, Union minister of Ports, Shipping & Waterways and Ayush and representative of MP of Rajya Sabha Ajit Kumar Bhuyan from Assam. The divisional railway manager of Tinsukia Bijaya Kr. Mishra along with senior railway officials of NF Railway’s headquarters was also present.
The general manager of NF Railway while welcoming all MPs gave a brief overview of operations and infrastructure works going on under its territory. He also highlighted the achievement of the entire NFR. He further informed the MP’s regarding the implementation of one station one product at various stations over NFR to help the local entrepreneur to showcase and sell the products and crafts of the local area. MPs were briefed about the status of ongoing doubling and new line projects of the north-east. The doubling work from Lumding to Dibrugarh via Simaluguri and Tinsukia has been approved and work is under process.
The general manager mentioned that NF Railway has given emphasis on faster adoption of PM Gati Shakti in NE states for handling of both outward and inward traffic. He also highlighted the cabinet’s proposal to revise the Railway’s land policy to implement the PM Gati Shakti framework. He further said that more and more Kisan Rails are being operated to export the local produce outside the state. The general manager also informed the members present about the Intrusion Detection System to be introduced within NFR to avert the possibility of train-elephant collision.
The MPs were requested to extend help in removing illegal encroachments, closure of unauthorised crossing, closure of level crossings, etc., to further improve safety and undertake various development works. Items pertaining to the requirement of the public under the Tinsukia division like new train services, better station facilities, etc., were also discussed.
“Deliberations in this meeting would immensely help the Railways in finalising the railway developmental plans for the people of this region. The suggestions and views expressed by the members would be given due considerations while formulating the proposals,” said the GM.

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