• Wed. Jul 17th, 2024

Double line between Mirza and Azara stations commissioned to augment sectional capacity significantly

The Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS)/NF circle Shri Suvomoy Mitra has completed the statutory inspection of the newly laid double line between Mirza & Azara stations on 03rd May, 2023. This newly laid second line will be utilized for goods and passenger traffic with maximum speed of about 100 km per hour.

The Mirza – Azara section is part of the New Bongaigaon – Kamakhya via Goalpara 176 km doubling project. The project includes 60 major bridges, 394 minor bridges, 05 Road Under Bridges, 62 Limited Height Subways and construction of 18 new station buildings. The stretch between Azara to Mirza is of 11.35 km. Speed trial at about 115 km per hour was done by the Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS)/NF circle. Modern technologies like, robust track structure with use of all wide base Pre-stressed Concrete (PSC) sleepers & Thick Web Switches which is new design of sturdier switches on pre-stressed concrete sleepers and can handle higher speeds were used for this double line territory.

It is to be mentioned here that with the laying of double line, movement of trains can be done in both directions without stop-over crossings at stations which will increase the punctuality of trains. More trains can be run with enhanced speed.
Earlier 29.71 km section between Dudhnai to Dhupdhara was commissioned on 24th November, 2022. On completion of this entire section of New Bongaigaon – Kamakhya via Goalpara, the northeast connectivity will be boosted significantly.

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