Bairabi-Sairang Rail Project is progressing towards fast completion | Popgen Tech
Guwahati: 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.
An NFR statement said, “Once this project is completed it will mark the beginning 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 statement added that the Bairabi-Sairang New Line Railway Project consists of 55 bridges requiring approximately 42000 MT of steel to be manufactured, transported and erected.
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“A record of 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 through various bridge sites is a very difficult and challenging task that is being carried out with the deployment of 2 -2 of the clock in relays and heavy vehicles to help with sharp curves in narrow mountain roads and pull/push on steeper slopes. of these trailers”, the statement added.
The statement also added, “The erection of steel beams is an important activity in the project. Despite the cold nights and remote areas, the work is being done 24 x 7 to speed up the progress.”
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“Though 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 through deep forests, poor accessibility, non-availability of construction materials and skilled labor in Mizoram etc., Northeast Frontier Railway will make every effort to fulfill its commitment in the first commissioning of the project. Work at all project sites will be done even in the night shift”, the NFR statement read.
When it’s finished, tourism and the socio-economic development of the state and the region will get a much-needed boost.
“Once operational, the project will prove vital 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,” the statement read.