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Finally, Sevoke-Rangpo railway link on track
November 2009

Work on laying broad-gauge railway tracks between Sevoke in Bengal and Rangpo in Sikkim is finally on track. Hamid Ansari, the Vice President of India, and Railway Minister Mamta Banerjee at Rangpo laid the foundation stone for Sevoke-Rangpo railway link late last month. A detailed survey report was submitted to the railway ministry early in 2008 and work was expected to start later that year. The estimated cost of the 52.7 km stretch between Sevoke and Rangpo is Rs 1,335 crore. Of the total stretch, 51.7 km will be in West Bengal and the remaining one km in Sikkim. There will be 100 bridges with four manned level crossings along the track. Altogether 13 tunnels will be constructed for the project. The final location survey is in progress to fix the alignment of the route and work out detailed estimate of the project. The phase I up to Rangpo is expected to be completed in five years.

Indian Railway Construction Company Ltd, a public sector undertaking under the Ministry of Railways, is entrusted with the execution of the project.

Projects Info / Transport

Projects, Info, Broad-Gauge, Railway, Sevoke, Bengal, Rangpo, Sikkim, Hamid Ansari, Mamta Banerjee
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