Assam: Piyush Goyal promises to name one train after the Goddess Kamakhya

Piyush Goyal promised to name one premium passenger train after the Goddess Kamakhya as a mark of obeisance and respect of the entire Indian Railway family. 


Guwahati

The Union Railway Minister, Piyush Goyal today said that Railway Ministry will soon approach Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs for clearance of doubling of railway line from New Bongaigaon to Guwahati via Rangiya.

He was addressing a review meeting of senior railway officers at N. F. Railway Headquarters at Maligaon this evening.

The Minister also said that following the major success of completing Bogibeel Bridge, all efforts should now be pointed towards doubling of railway lines in the region for capacity enhancement.

He asked the officials to prepare a Plan of Action within one week. The Minister also spoke to Forest Minister of Assam, Parimal Suklabaidya for ensuring quick permission for soil procurement permission which is presently hampering project progress in Assam.

Railway Minister also directed for Vistadome coaches in Lumding – Badarpur hill section and other tourist routes.

The Railway Minister was apprised that Tetelia – Byrnihat new railway line, doubling of Lumding – Hojai section, Agartala – Sabroom new railway line and international line from Jogbani to Viratnagar would be ready very soon.

Before review meeting with N. F. Railway senior officials, the Minister went to Kamakhya Temple seeking blessings of the Goddess. He promised to name one premium passenger train after the Goddess Kamakhya as a mark of obeisance and respect of the entire Indian Railway family.

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