Double line section between Baihata and Changsari stations commissioned

Maligaon, March 20 (MExN): The Chief Commissioner of Railway Safety (CCRS), Janak Kumar Garg, has completed the statutory inspection of the newly laid double line section between Baihata & Changsari stations on March 20. 
The primary objective of this inspection was to ensure safety and efficiency of all the railway infrastructure in the section. This newly laid second line will be helpful for carrying more freights and passenger traffic through this route, stated a press release issued by Sabyasachi De, Chief Public Relations Officer, NFR. 

Work of the Baihata-Changsari section is going on as part of the New Bongaigaon-Agthori via Rangiya 142.97 km doubling project. The project includes 75 major bridges, 38 minor bridges and construction of 19 new station buildings. The stretch between Baihata to Changsari is of 10.15 km. The section includes construction of 3 minor and 3 major bridges. The second line was commissioned along with electrification. The Chief Commissioner of Railway Safety (CCRS) also inspected the railway track fittings, P-way assets, electronic inter-locking, relay rooms, cabin, level crossings in the section.

Adding to passenger amenities, 3-meter-wide new Foot Over Bridges, Waiting Halls and New Passenger Platform Sheds have been commissioned at both Baihata and Changsari stations. 1 ladies toilet each at Baihata and Changsari stations, 3 gents toilets (1 for specially abled passengers) at Baihata and 2 gents toilets at Changsari were also provided. Additionally, drinking water facilities for passengers have also been provided at stations. Height of the platforms are increased for ease of boarding and de-boarding of passengers from trains. 

Out of the total 142.97 km of the New Bongaigaon – Agthori via Rangiya doubling project, 81.06km has already been commissioned. Earlier 17.53 km section between New Bongaigaon to Bijni, 26.91 km section between Pathsala to Nalbari, 18.99 km section between Bijni to Sorbhog and 7.48 km section between Changsari to Agthoriwas commissioned on August 30, 2022, May 24, June 13 and December, 26, 2023 respectively. Also 10.15 km between Baihata to Changsari was commissioned today. On completion of this entire section, the regional connectivity will get a significant boost.