PM Modi to inaugurate rail and road projects worth Rs 4500 crore in Siliguri

Maligaon, March 8 (MExN): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate, dedicate multiple developmental projects of rail and road sector worth more than Rs 4500 crore in Siliguri, West Bengal on March 9. 

The PM will dedicate to nation multiple projects of electrification of rail lines benefiting people of North Bengal and nearby region. The projects include Eklakhi-Balurghat section; Barsoi-Radhikapur section; Raninagar Jalpaiguri-Haldibari section; Siliguri-Aluabari section via Bagdogra and Siliguri-Sivok-Alipurduar Jn.-Samuktala (including Alipurduar Jn.-New Coochbehar) section.  

PM will also dedicate other important railway projects including the project for doubling of railway line in Manigram-Nimtita section and automatic block signaling in Ambari Falakata-Aluabari including electronic Interlocking in New Jalpaiguri. The Prime Minister will also flag off a new passenger trains service between Siliguri and Radhikapur.  These rail projects will improve rail connectivity, facilitate freight movement and contribute to employment generation and economic growth in the region.

Along with the railway projects, PM will inaugurate two National Highway projects worth Rs 3,100 crore in West Bengal. The projects include four-lane Ghospukur-Dhupguri Section of NH 27 and four-lane Islampur Bypass on NH 27. 

The Ghospukur-Dhupguri Section is part of the North-South transport corridor connecting Eastern India with the rest of the country. The four laning of this section will lead to seamless connectivity between North Bengal & North-Eastern regions. The four-lane Islampur Bypass will help in reducing traffic congestion in Islampur town. The road projects will also provide impetus to industrial & economic growth in the region.

Also, the PM will dedicate to the nation two railway projects of doubling of rail lines from Jorhatin Assam. Doubling of Dhupdhara-Chhyagaon section (34.17 km)under New Bongaigaon-Goalpara-Kamakhya doubling project and doubling of New Bongaigaon-Sorbhog section(36.42 km) under New Bongaigaon-Rangiya-Agthori doubling project have been laid at a cost of Rs 807 crore and Rs 521 crore respectively. These projects will help in decongestion of both sections and help in smooth movement of train services, stated a press release issued by Sabyasachi De, Chief Public Relations Officer, NFR.