Railway

Tinsukia, June 25, 2019:

In an exciting development for railway passengers, the new Tinsukia Junction Railway Station in Assam has gotten an exciting new makeover!

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Some new pictures which have been released show the new Railway Station in all its glory and it looks no less than a swank international airport!

Minister of Railways and Commerce & Industry Piyush Goyal took to Twitter to express his excitement at this new development. Goyal tweeted: “New Tinsukia Junction railway station in Assam gets a ravishing makeover bringing it at par with airports in terms of modern amenities, hygiene and comfort, fulfilling the aspirations of people of North-East.”

It may be mentioned that New Tinsukia is a railway junction station on the Lumding-Dibrugarh section. It is located in Tinsukia district in the Indian state of Assam.

It serves Tinsukia and the surrounding areas. It is the second station in the town of Tinsukia after the old Tinsukia Station.

The 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in) wide metre gauge line from Dibrugarh steamer ghat to Makum was opened to passenger traffic on 16 July 1883.

The metre gauge railway track earlier laid by Assam Bengal Railway from Chittagong to Lumding was extended to Tinsukia on the Dibru-Sadiya line in 1903.

The project for the conversion of the Lumding-Dibrugarh section from metre gauge to 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) wide broad gauge was completed by the end of 1997.

New Tinsukia railway station has two double-bedded AC retiring rooms; 2 double bedded, a single bedded Non AC retiring rooms and a 7 bedded dormitory.

New Tinsukia Junction is being developed as a world class station which includes better passenger amenities such as free WiFi, escalators, food courts, enhanced waiting rooms, stainless steel chairs etc.

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