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Railways Minister to visit Tripura

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From Our Correspondant

 AGARTALA: Union Minister Dinesh Trivedi will visit Tripura to review pending railways projects in the landlocked state soon, said Finance Minister Badal Chowdhury.

Chowdhury, who met the Union Railways Minister recently in Delhi and lodged complaints regarding the tardy pace of Broad-Gauge (BG) conversion works from Lumding-Badarpur section in Asssam. The BG conversion work on the Lumding-Badarpur section, which holds important for connecting Agartala has not been done even 10 km even several years after of undertaking the work, he told the Union Minister.

Chowdhury, who returned from Delhi on Thursday, was talking to media in the sideline of a two-day media workshop on disaster management at Agartala Press Club here on Friday.

He told the Railways Minister that the plan for linking Agartala with BG would not be achieved within March 2013 if the ongoing work in between Lumding-Badarpur section has not been expedited.

Underlining need to speed up the ongoing work on the Agartala-Uadipur rail extension work, Chowdhury also told the Union Minister that agency was not selected to undertake survey for the proposed rail extension work from Udaipur to Sabroom.

As per the schedule, the rail extension work from Agartala to Udaipur will be completed by March 2012.

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