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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Update on Silchar-Lumding broad gauge expansion project


On Lumding-Silchar-Jiribam, Badarpur-Kumarghat gauge conversion project, earthwork, major and minor bridges, tunneling and ballasting etc. have been taken up. Overall physical progress is about 45 per cent. The progress is adversely affected due to law and order problems in the region.

Cost of the project has increased due to various reasons including price escalation, change in scope of work, standard of construction etc. The anticipated coat as per Budget 2009-10 is Rs. 2500 crore. The project is targeted for completion by march 2012.

This information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Railways, Shri E. Ahamed in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.



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