GUWAHATI, April 21: Raosaheb Patil Danve, minister of state of Railways, Coal & Mines visited Agartala in Tripura on Wednesday to review various railway projects and ongoing infrastructure developmental works. Danve inaugurated the Monumental National Flag at Agartala station. He was given the guard of honour by the RPF contingent at Agartala station.
Danve conducted a window trailing inspection from Agartala to Sabroom station to inspect various aspects of track and signalling equipment along with other safety related gears. He inspected Udaipur station and appreciated the architecture which is based on the famous Tripureshwari temple. He also interacted with passengers at Udaipur station.
He inspected Sabroom station yard and upcoming logistic park at Sabroom, a strategic project for seamless transportation. He was accompanied by the general manager of Northeast Frontier Railway Anshul Gupta and senior railway officials during inspection. He also reviewed the operational aspects and innovative features provided at the station yard for handling freight transportation. He took stock of the amenities and facilities available for smooth functioning of loading/unloading works. He also interacted with media persons at Sabroom station.
Later on, Danve visited Integrated Check Post (ICP) which is coming up at Sabroom in Tripura. The ICP is envisioned to contain multi-modal facilities to handle road, railway and waterways cargo. There is a proposal for railway siding for loading/ unloading of goods inside ICP, to be developed under PM’s Gati Shakti Terminal Policy. The policy will help in implementing these projects in a time-bound manner and enable direct connectivity with Railways. The government of Tripura will set up a Logistic Hub at Sabroom to generate additional economic and to promote other developmental activities.
Earlier on Tuesday, the minister of state of Railways conducted a window trailing inspection from Kamakhya to Barpeta Road to check various safety aspects and inspect the progress of the New Bongaigaon – Agthori double line project. With completion of this doubling project, the line capacity of the section will increase, reducing constraints and more freight and passenger traffic can be handled. He also reviewed several governments’ projects at Barpeta district and held meetings with the local administration of Barpeta.
Once these infrastructural projects are effectively implemented, it will help in improving connectivity as well as assist the north-eastern region becoming a logistic hub leading to economic transformation.