Guwahati, July 13, 2019:

The Railway Ministry has proposed Rs 6,590 crore for the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR), as per a press communique issued by the Railway Authority.

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Some of the major allocations under the new budget are: Rs. 383 crore for replacement of worn-out railway track with new ones; Rs. 69 crore for repair of various bridges, tunnels etc; Rs.186 crore for improving passengers; Rs. 2,895 crore for construction of new lines; Rs.15 crore for completion of some left out work of gauge conversion (from metre gauge to board gauge); Rs. 43 crore for improving traffic facilities in various stations; over Rs. 36 crore for acquiring new rolling stocks like coaches, wagons etc; nearly Rs. 30 crore for increasing safety at level crossings; amenities in various stations; over Rs. 66 crore for modernization of various workshops which play a key role in overhauling of coaches and engines; Rs 59 crore for staff welfare activities like repairing of quarters, modernization of hospital, sport facilities etc.

The Northeast Frontier Railway, is one of the 18 railway zones in India. Headquartered in Maligaon, Guwahati in the state of Assam, it is responsible for rail operations in the entire Northeast and parts of West Bengal and Bihar.

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