Minister of State for Railways, Rajen Gohain and CM Sarbananda Sonowal jointly laid the foundation stone of the project for Doubling of Railway Line from Hojai to Lumding. A host of enthusiastic people were present at the foundation stone laying ceremony.
Addressing the gathering the Union Minister of State for Railways, Rajen Gohain said, lack of double lines has been a critical bottleneck in Assam. This doubling of railway line will create additional carrying capacity and improve punctuality of trains. Similar works would be undertaken in the near future. Gohain announced that doubling of railway tracks from Bongaigaon to Guwahati via Goalpara and Digaru to Hojai would start in the month of October. It would be his endeavor to invite the Railway Minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu for the foundation stone laying ceremony of those projects. These projects are expected to be completed within three years.
The electrification of railway tracks from New Jalpaiguri to Guwahati at cost of about Rs 650 crores, which was sanctioned in 2008, would start soon. Gohain also said that surveys are being undertaken for extending double line to upper Assam. Amid cheers from the audience, he said that Hojai Railway station would be rebuilt as a modern station.