Maligaon, 09th September, 2022:
The General Manager of Northeast Frontier Railway Shri Anshul Gupta conducted a meeting with Members of Parliament covering the jurisdiction of Tinsukia division, at Tinsukia on 09th September, 2022. Altogether three MPs and two representative of MPs were present at the meeting which included Shri Rameswar Teli, Hon’ble Union Minister of State in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas & Ministry of Labour and Employment, MP of Rajya Sabha Shri Kamakhya Prasad Tasa from Assam; MP of Lok Sabha Shri Pradan Baruah (Lakhimpur), Representative of Shri Sarbananda Sonowal, Union Minster of Ports, Shipping & Waterways and Ayush and Representative of MP of Rajya Sabha Shri Ajit Kumar Bhuyan from Assam. The Divisional Railway Manager of Tinsukia, Shri Bijaya Kr. Mishra along with senior railway officials of N. F. Railway’s Headquarters was also present.
The General Manager of N. F. Railway while welcoming all MPs gave a brief overview of operations and infrastructure works going on under its territory. He also highlighted the achievement of the entire NFR. He further informed the Hon’ble MP’s regarding implementation of one station one product at various stations over NFR to help the local entrepreneur to showcase and sell the products and crafts of local area. MPs were briefed about the status of ongoing doubling and new line projects of Northeast. The doubling work from Lumding to Dibrugarh via Simaluguri and Tinsukia has been approved and work is in under process.
The General Manager mentioned that N. F. Railway has given emphasis on faster adoption of PM Gati Shakti in NE states for handling of both outward and inward traffic. He also highlighted about the cabinets proposal to revise the Railway’s land policy to implement PM Gati Shakti framework. He further said that more and more Kisan Rails are being operated to export the local produces outside the state. The General Manager also informed the Hon’ble members present about the Intrusion Detection System to be introduced within NFR to avert possibility of train-elephant collision.
MPs were requested to extend help in removing illegal encroachments, closure of unauthorised crossing, closure of level crossings, etc. to further improve safety and undertaking various development works. Items pertaining to the requirement of public under the Tinsukia division like new train services, better station facilities, etc were also discussed. Deliberations in this meeting would immensely help the Railways in finalizing the Railway developmental plans for the people of this region. The suggestions and views expressed by the Hon’ble Members would be given due considerations while formulating the proposals, said the GM.