‘Rail service to Tripura’s Sabroom will start soon’
Agartala, July 2 (PTI): Railway service to Sabroom, a town near the India-Bangladesh border in Tripura, would start soon as “no technical problem” was identified in an inspection by railway safety officials, a senior railway official said.
A team of railway officials led by R K Sharma, Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS) of the Northeast Frontier Railway had, on Monday, inspected the newly laid 39-km track from Belonia to Sabroom, traversing four railway stations including Belonia, Julaibari, Manu and Sabroom. The INR 3,407 crore project for laying 114-km Agartala-Sabroom railway track started in 2007-08 and the entire work was divided in four parts, among which three portions had been completed. The Belonia-Sabroom stretch was the last one.
“A few minor works would be completed within a week and rail service to Sabroom would start soon. No technical problem was identified during the inspection”, Sharma told reporters after the inspection.
Considering the convenience and safety of the passengers, Sharma said, the team had gone through every aspect starting from bridges, tracks, tunnels and stations.