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Source: Google maps, Indian Railway Time Table Dibrugarh Jhajha Weekly Express 15942 Mariani-Furkating Passenger 55904 Presentnation on Development of Rail Infrastructre in the Northeast Region

The Lumding–Dibrugarh section is a broad-gauge railway line connecting Lumding and Dibrugarh. The 376-kilometre (234 mi) long railway line is functional in the Indian state of Assam. It is under the jurisdiction of Northeast Frontier Railway. History[edit] The Assam Railway and Trading Company Limited was incorporated in 1881. The first metre gauge locomotive was put into service in Assam in 1882. The 64-kilometre (40 mi) long line from Dibrugarh steamer ghat to Makum was opened to passenger traffic on 16 July 1883. The objective of opening an isolated railway in upper Assam was to link the tea gardens and coalfields to the steamer ghats. In the latter part of the 19th century, the Dibru-Sadiya railway was 126-kilometre (78 mi) long.[1] The 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 3⁄8 in) wide 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.[1][2] The Mariani-Furkating line was operated by Jorhat-Provincial Railway.[2] The project for the conversion of the entire Lumding–Dibrugarh section from metre gauge to 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) wide broad gauge was completed by the end of 1997.[3] The Guwahati-Lumding-Dibrugarh line was proposed to be doubled in the Railway Budget for 2016-17.[4] The 123-kilometre (76 mi) long Dimapur-Zubza-Kohima new line project has the status of a National Project. Final location survey has been completed for the entire project.[5][6] As of 2012, surveys are underway for 6 km (4 mi) long line from Tirap to Lekhapani and 31 km (19 mi) long line from Lekhapani to Kharsang in Arunachal Pradesh. Survey for 344 km (214 mi) long new line from Jorhat to Shibsagar was completed in 2010-11. Survey was completed for doubling of 520 km (323 mi) long line from Digaru to Dibrugarh. Survey is in progress for 190 km (118 mi) long new line from Dimapur to Tizit. Survey was completed for 31 km (19 mi) long new line from Amguri to Naginamora. The survey for 9 km (6 mi) long new line from Tuli to Tuli Town has been shelved.[7] References[edit]

^ a b Urban History of India: A Case-Study by Deepali Barua, pages 79-80, ISBN 81-7099-538-8, Mittal Publications, A-110 Mohan Garden, New Delhi - 110059 ^ a b "History of Tinsukia Division". NF Railway. Archived from the original on 10 March 2014. Retrieved 13 May 2013.  ^ "Lumding Dibrugarh GC Project". Process Register. Retrieved 13 May 2013.  ^ "Double laning of railway track will improve connectivity in the region : Sonowal". The Eastern Today, 26 February 2016. Retrieved 21 May 2016.  ^ "North Eastern Region" (PDF). Indian Railways. Retrieved 13 May 2013.  ^ Presentation on Development of Rail Infrastructure in the Northeast Region, Ministry of Development of the Northeast Region ^ "Railway's Surveys Underway". Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 

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National network/ trunk lines

Howrah–Delhi main line Howrah–Allahabad–Mumbai line Howrah–Nagpur–Mumbai line Howrah–Chennai main line Sahibganj loop Grand chord Howrah–New Jalpaiguri line Barauni–Guwahati line Howrah–Gaya–Delhi line

Branch lines/ sections

Andal–Sainthia branch line Asansol–Gaya section Asansol–Patna section Asansol–Tatanagar–Kharagpur line Bairabi–Sairang line Bakhtiyarpur–Tilaiya line Bankura–Masagram line Bardhaman–Asansol section Barauni–Katihar section Barauni–Gorakhpur, Raxaul and Jainagar lines Barauni–Samastipur section Barharwa–Azimganj–Katwa loop Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Fatuha–Tilaiya line Gaya–Kiul line Gaya–Mughalsarai section Guwahati–Lumding section Haldibari–New Jalpaiguri line Jasidih–Dumka–Rampurhat line Jharsuguda–Vizianagaram line Jharia Coalfield rail network Katihar–Siliguri line Kharagpur–Puri line Khurda Road–Visakhapatnam section Lalgola and Gede branch lines Lumding–Sabroom section Lumding–Dibrugarh section Madhupur–Giridih–Koderma line Mokama–Barauni section Muzaffarpur–Gorakhpur line (via Hajipur, Raxaul and Sitamarhi) Muzaffarpur–Gorakhpur main line Muzaffarpur–Sitamarhi section Muzaffarpur–Hajipur section Netaji S.C.Bose Gomoh–Hatia line New Jalpaiguri–Alipurduar–Samuktala Road line New Jalpaiguri–New Bongaigaon section New Bongaigaon–Guwahati section Patna–Gaya line Patna–Mughalsarai section Rangia–Murkongselek section Samastipur–Muzaffarpur section Tatanagar–Bilaspur section

Lines around Kolkata

Howrah–Bardhaman main line Howrah–Bardhaman chord Sheoraphuli–Bishnupur branch line Sealdah–Ranaghat line Sealdah–Hasnabad–Bangaon–Ranaghat line Sealdah South lines Howrah–Kharagpur line Santragachi–Amta branch line

Monorail

Aizawl Monorail Kolkata Monorail Patna Monorail

Defunct lines revived/ under revival

Ahmedpur Katwa Railway Bankura Damodar Railway Barasat-Basirhat Light Railway Burdwan Katwa Railway Bukhtiarpur Bihar Light Railway Futwah-Islampur Light Railway

Defunct lines

Kalighat Falta Railway Bengal Provincial Railway Dhanbad–Chandrapura line Mayurbhanj State Railway Cherra Companyganj State Railways East Coast State Railway

Production units/ workshops

Chittaranjan Locomotive Works Bharat Bhari Udyog Nigam Braithwaite & Co. Burn Standard Company Bharat Wagon and Engineering Braithwaite, Burn & Jessop Construction Company Carriage Repair Workshop, Harnaut

Transit points with Bangladesh

Active

Singhabad–Rohanpur Radhikapur–Biral Gede–Darshana Petrapole–Benapole

Defunct

Mahisasan–Shahbajpur Changrabandha–Burimari Haldibari–Chilahati Gitaldaha–Mogalhat

Indian railheads near India–Nepal border

Raxaul Bairgania Jainagar Jogbani Laukaha Bazar Thakurganj

Railway companies

East Indian Railway Company Bengal Nagpur Railway Eastern Bengal Railway Assam Bengal Railway Bengal Dooars Railway Cooch Behar State Railway Indian Branch Railway Company Martin's Light Railways Eastern Railway East Central Railway South Eastern Railway East Coast Railway Northeast Frontier Railway North Eastern Railway

See also

Indian Railways Bholu (mascot) Suburban rail in India Kolkata Suburban Railway North-east Indian railways during World War II

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