Bairabi – Sairang Rail Project in Mizoram is progressing towards a fast completion day working at the Project sites | Popgen Tech
The Northeast region has a very special place in the entire development agenda of the Government of India. Indian Railways is contributing a lot in the transformation of this region through better mode of transport. The New Line Railway Bairabi-Sairang project to connect the Northeast state of Mizoram with the rest of the country is one such project that is likely to be completed soon. This project once completed will mark the dawn of a new era in terms of communication and trade, in the North-East region of the country especially Mizoram. The Bairabi-Sairang project aimed to create an additional 51.38 km of railway in Northeast India.
The Bairabi-Sairang New Line Railway Project consists of 55 number of bridges requiring approximately 42000 MT of steel to be fabricated, transported and erected. A record 35000 MT of steel has been manufactured in the last 14 months and approximately 30000 MT has been transported to various work sites. Transportation of fabricated girders to bridge sites across various bridge sites is a very difficult and challenging task which is being done with 24-24 round the clock deployment of trailers and heavy vehicles to help in sharp curves in narrow mountain roads and pull/push in the steepest gradation of these trailers. .
The construction of steel beams is the critical activity of the project. Despite the cold nights and remote areas, the work is being done 24 x 7 to speed up the progress. Although there are many challenges in the execution of this project such as very less working season due to very heavy and prolonged monsoon, very difficult and hilly terrain in deep forest, poor accessibility, non-availability of construction materials and skilled labor in Mizoram etc., Northeast. Frontier Railway is making every effort to fulfill its commitment in the first commissioning of the project. Work at all project sites is going on even in night shift.
When it’s finished, tourism and the socio-economic development of the state and the region will get a much-needed boost. When the project will be operational, it will be important to connect Mizoram with the rail network. The people of the region will get long distance access across the country and can provide uninterrupted supply of essential commodities to Mizoram to meet the needs of the people.