Assam citizens’ group seeks shifting of Dibrugarh-Tinsukia railway line, writes to PM

DIBRUGARH: Residents Discussion board for Improvement of Assam, a number one NGO has sought the intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for shifting the Dibrugarh – Tinsukia railway line which runs parallelly to the Nationwide Freeway -37.

The 92-km lengthy railway monitor which passes by a number of necessary cities of the Dibrugarh and Tinsukia districts has been the foremost reason behind bottleneck and a serious hurdle for growth because it runs alongside the busy nationwide freeway thereby dividing the townships, stated the discussion board.

“A railway line is a lifeline for the event of anyplace. Nonetheless, the prevailing railway monitor itself turned the largest hurdle within the growth course of of those cities.

“Usually, the railway monitor mustn’t run alongside the nationwide/state highways, that are thought of as engines of socio-economic growth of anyplace, however sadly, it’s working all alongside from Dibrugarh to Dangri city of Tinsukia District through Lahoal, Dikom, Chabua, Tinsukia, Makum, Doomdooma and Talap, and so on dividing these townships into two elements and changing into the largest bottleneck for the event of those areas,” the NGO acknowledged in a letter addressed to Prime Minister Modi.

The letter additional talked about that many business and residential institutions, industries, the Chabua Air Drive Station, faculties, faculties, hospitals, sports activities institutions, police stations, locations of worship of all of the faiths and the approaches to lots of of villages protecting hundreds of populations on the southern a part of the railway monitor are immediately affected as a result of lack of alternate entry to their institutions aside from by crossing the rail tracks.

The railways hold additionally barricading the railway line affecting the mobility of an ambulance or a hearth brigade to succeed in the needy in any emergency, it talked about.

“As a consequence of development of Industrial and business actions on each the perimeters of the railway monitor in direction of northern and southern course, numerous the inhabitants must cross the railway monitor every day at a number of manned and unmanned railway crossings together with loaded vehicles, automotive, rickshaw and so on. and the closing of railway gates has resulted into varied inconveniences to the general public at a big and financial loss to the nation. Additional, the railway monitor has additionally restricted the widening of the street working parallel to the railway monitor,” the memorandum talked about.

The NGO additional stated that the difficulty was talked about within the Grasp Plan of Tinsukia city in 1971 and a survey was finished for the shifting of stated Railway line within the 12 months 2012-13 by the Ministry of Railways. Nonetheless, a ultimate resolution for the advantage of the individuals is but to see the sunshine of the day. 

“The one answer to the whole drawback is to shift the railway monitor from the prevailing place to elsewhere, could also be as per the survey accomplished by Railways throughout the 12 months 2012-13,” it acknowledged.

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