Conversion of B.G. line to start on Oct 14
Agartala : By Our Correspondent
N.F. Railway authority announced that railway service will be suspended from October 14 this year in the state for conversion of meter gauge into broad gauge up to Agartala. The work of Broad gauge will begin then and continue during the period of mega block. For the purpose railway service up to Agartala will be stopped for 6 months. It is expected that journey up to any place of the country will be possible from Agartala after functioning of B.G. line.
On the other hand extension work of rail track from Agatala via Udaipur to Sabroom is going on in Southern part of the state. Besides preliminary work of railway connectivity between Agartala and Akhaura started here. It is expected that Tripura will be connected with international railway after conversion of 398 Km. line from Lamding to Agartala M.G. line to B.G.
Meanwhile Transport minister Manik Dey expressed resentment for depriving Tripura from Railway Division. According to the minister the board rejected to set up railway division in the state after sending letter to Railway Board with demand to setting up Railway Division 3 times from 2009 to 2010.