GUWAHATI ( Metro Rail News ): Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi launched a series of railway projects along with commissioning a plant of methanol and laying the foundation stone for a bridge over the Brahmaputra river during his visit to Guwahati on Friday.
Modi inaugurated five railway projects virtually from the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium in Guwahati. The newly launched railway projects include the Digaru-Lumding and Gauripur-Abhayapuri sections, and the doubling of tracks between New Bongaigaon and Dhup Dhara. Additionally, electrification of the Raninagar-Jalpaiguri-Guwahati, Senchoa-Silghat, and Senchoa-Mairabari sections was also launched. The total cost for these projects is Rs 7,300 crore.
In addition to these railway projects, the foundation stone for the Palasbari-Sualkuchi bridge over the Brahmaputra river was also laid by the Prime Minister. The bridge is expected to be constructed over the next 3-4 years at an estimated cost of Rs 3,200 crore.
The inauguration of these projects is expected to boost the region’s connectivity and provide a boost to the local economy.