Mizoram capital to be on railway map in 3 years

Aizawl, Nov 22  The Mizoram state capital will be on the railway map in the next three years with the construction of a railroad between Sairang and Bairabi likely to be completed in 2020, a senior Railway official said.

The 51-km broad-gauge line between Sairang near here and Bairabi bordering Assam, that will include seven bridges and 23 tunnels, would be completed in December 2020, General Manager (Construction), North East Frontier Railway N K Prasad said.

Twenty-two of the 23 tunnels have been drilled, Prasad said.

A survey on the proposed 272 km-long railroad from Sairang to Bangladesh border trade centre Kawrpuichhuah has also been completed, he said.

Source:  PTI

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