Rail link for Tripura by 06-07
Agartala, capital of Tripura, will get its rail link in 2006-07 with the completion of Kumarghat-Agartala new line as projects of national importance are progressing expeditiously, announced railway minister Lalu Prasad Yadav in the budget.
Similarly, on Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla new line project, sections from Udhampur to Katra and Quazigund to Badgam have been targeted for completion during 2006-07. The completion of the Udhampur-Katra section will provide rail link to the famous pilgrim centre of Mata Vaishno Devi.
Additional funds of Rs 2,092 crore have been sought from the ministry of finance for national projects of Jammu and Kashmir and northeast region, namely Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla, Jiribam-Imphal Road (Tupul) and Kumarghat-Agartala new line and gauge conversion project of Lumding-Silchar-Jiribam, states the rail budget. The finance ministry is expected to make available the funds during the course of the year, depending on the progress of the work.
[27 February, 2006]