Northeast Frontier Railway commissions double line between Pathsala and Nalbari Stations

The Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS)/NF circle Shri Suvomoy Mitra has completed the statutory inspection of the newly laid double line between Pathsala & Nalbari stations. 

More Details:

  • This newly laid second line will be utilised for goods and passenger traffic with maximum speed of about 90 km per hour.
  • Work on the Pathsala – Nalbari section is going o­n as part of the New Bongaigaon – Agthori via Rangiya 142.97 km doubling project. The project includes 75 major bridges, 38 minor bridges and construction of 19 new station buildings.
  • The stretch between Pathsala to Nalbari is 26.91 km. The section includes construction of 17 major bridges. Speed trial with a maximum speed of 122 km per hour was done by the Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS)/NF circle.
  • Modern technologies like, robust track structure with use of all wide base Pre-stressed Concrete (PSC) sleepers & Thick Web Switches which is new design of sturdier switches o­n pre-stressed concrete sleepers and can handle higher speeds were used for this double line territory.
  • It is to be mentioned here that with the laying of double lines, movement of trains can be done in both directions without stop-over crossings at stations which will increase the punctuality of trains. More trains can be run with enhanced speed due to reduced congestion.
  • Earlier 17.53 km section between New Bongaigaon to Bijni was commissioned o­n 30th August, 2022. On completion of this entire section, the northeast connectivity will be boosted significantly.

Source: Northeast Frontier Railway- Press Release | Image Credit (representational): MoR