Soon, Guwahati railway tracks might be elevated to make way for smooth traffic in the city.The Railways is thinking about elevating the rail tracks from the present ground level to ease vehicular traffic in the city.
Union minister of State for Railways, Rajen Gohain said that there is a plan to raise the existing tracks that pass through Guwahati. ‘The plan is still in its preliminary stage. We are working on it. If it is implemented, it will make a huge difference as far as the city’s traffic congestion is concerned,’ said Gohain.
He added that the Guwahati station will remain, but major activities will be shifted to Narengi, about 8 km from the present railway station.
Gohain, who was at the North East Frontier Railway (NFR)’s vendors’ meet said the railway ministry is planning to set up a factory in the State for refurbishing unused railway coaches. ‘We have a plan to set up midlife coach rehabilitation factory in the state at an estimated investment of Rs 500 crore. The objective behind setting up the factory is to promote ancillary small scale industries in the state,’ added Gohain.