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    Current year’s budget sanctions railways projects worth Rs 13,500 crore for North East

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    Considering the infrastructural gaps in North East as compared to other regions of the country the Railways has sanctioned projects worth Rs 13,500 crore for the region in this year’s budget, Union Minister of State for Railways, Rajen Gohain said.  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. Mr.  Gohain said these on the second day of the infrastructure development conference, ConMac at Guwahati.  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, the minister added.  Border Roads Organization’s Additional Director General, S. S. Porwal said that with six months project implementation window in the region, an efficient management system would result in high level of performance and greater confidence in the reliability of results.  The Conference has been organized in partnership with Indian Construction Equipment’s Manufacturers’ Association (ICEMA).

    Source: indianexpress.com

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