Guwahati: Suresh Prabhu Flags Off First Passenger Carrying Train Between Silchar – Guwahati through the Newly Constructed Broad Gauge Section Lumbding –Silchar in Assam today.
The Flag Off Of The New Train Was Done Through Remote Control From Delhi By Organizing A Video Conferencing Between Rail Bhawan, New Delhi And Silchar Railway Station In Assam.
The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affaires and Sports Shri Sarbananda Sonowal and Minister of State for Railways Shri Manoj Sinha Attended the Programme At Silchar Railway Station.
The Move Fulfils The Long Cherished Demand Of The People Of Barak Valley In South Assam To Have A Seamless Connectivity With Rest Of The Nation.
Board Shri V. K. Gupta, Member Traffic Railway Board Shri Kundan Sinha were among those present on the occasion. Connection of Silchar by BG railway line would not only benefit the people of Barak Valley, but would lead to opening of new vistas in connection to the hitherto isolated states of Tripura, Mizoram and Manipur.
Speaking on the occasion, Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu said that it is an historic moment that people of South Assam are getting an important railway connectivity with rest of the Nation. Shri Suresh Prabhu said that Indian Railway is committed to improve its infrastructure in North-Easter region and pointed out that all the eight sisters of this region are dear to the heart of the people in the country.
Rail connectivity to North Eastern States has been made a mission item by the new government, as we provided an all time high budget allotment of Rs.5200 crores to the projects in this region in 2014-15 which is over 50% more than 2013-14.