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Track: Construction - Diesel-Line Doubling

Type of Station: Regular
Number of Platforms: 3
Number of Halting Trains: 46
Number of Originating Trains: 0
Number of Terminating Trains: 0
Goalpara Station, Bhalukdubi, Assam 783121.
State: Assam
Elevation: 49 m above sea level
Zone: NFR/Northeast Frontier
Division: Rangiya
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Nov 11 2016 (10:50)  Four elevated rail tracks to come up in Guwahati (www.sentinelassam.com)
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News Entry# 285397   Blog Entry# 2055989     
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Nov 11 2016 (10:53AM)
Station Tag: Rangiya Junction/RNY added by Mazi IRI/1139229

Nov 11 2016 (10:53AM)
Station Tag: Kamakhya Junction/KYQ added by Mazi IRI/1139229

Nov 11 2016 (10:53AM)
Station Tag: Digaru/DGU added by Mazi IRI/1139229

Nov 11 2016 (10:53AM)
Station Tag: Hojai/HJI added by Mazi IRI/1139229

Nov 11 2016 (10:53AM)
Station Tag: Lumding Junction/LMG added by Mazi IRI/1139229

Nov 11 2016 (10:53AM)
Station Tag: Raninagar Jalpaiguri Junction/RQJ added by Mazi IRI/1139229

Nov 11 2016 (10:53AM)
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Nov 11 2016 (10:53AM)
Station Tag: Goalpara Town/GLPT added by Mazi IRI/1139229

Nov 11 2016 (10:53AM)
Station Tag: New Bongaigaon Junction/NBQ added by Mazi IRI/1139229

Nov 11 2016 (10:53AM)
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Nov 11 2016 (10:53AM)
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Nov 11 2016 (10:53AM)
Train Tag: New Delhi - Dibrugarh Town Rajdhani Express/12424 added by Mazi IRI/1139229

Posted by: Mazi IRI  33 news posts
Railways minister SP Prabhu announces Rs 5,000 crore joint venture with Assam government; project to eliminate 12 level crossings between Kamakhya and New Guwahati
BY OUR STAFF REPORTER
GUWAHATI, Nov 10: Announcing a slew of steps for rapid and large scale development of rail connectivity in the Northeastern region, Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu on Thursday announced a Rs 5,000 crore joint venture with Assam government to construct four elevated railway tracks between Kamakhya and New Guwahati to eliminate 12 level crossing gates in Guwahati city.
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made the announcement while laying the foundation stone for the project of doubling of railway line from New Bongaigaon to Kamakhya via Goalpara town and the doubling of railway line from Digaru to Hojai at a glittering function held at the RPF Parade Ground at Maligaon. He also laid the foundation stone for the much-awaited railway electrification project for Raninagar Jalpaiguri – Guwahati via Rangiya railway line and flagged off the first passenger train services on the 10 kilometre Karimganj – Maishashan newly converted broad gauge section in Barak Valley.
Prabhu said construction of the elevated tracks connecting Kamakhya and New Guwahati would decongest city roads, free up railway land and enable railways to develop Guwahati station as a commercial hub. He also said the new projects would keep provisions for connectivity with the proposed metro rail system.
Speaking at the function, Assam Governor Banwarilala Purohit congratulated NF Railway team and the Railway Minister for their success in starting many projects in the Northeast on time.
While thanking the Railway Minister for his initiatives in development of rail network in the Northeast, Chief Minister Sarbanada Sonowal emphasized on speedy completion of all railway projects in the State. He also requested the Railway Minister to take up construction of railway lines so that every district headquarters of the State is connected by rail. The Chief Minister also requested Prabhu to initiate steps involving the Railways for skill development of the youth of the region.
The 10-km track between Karimganj and Maishashan was converted into broad gauge as part of the Lumding–Badarpur–Silchar gauge conversion project. Only a 30 km stretch between Baraigram and Durlavchera still remains to be converted into broad gauge, but the Railway Minister said this portion would also be converted into broad gauge by May 2017. Two pair of new trains – 55686/55685 Silchar–Maishashan Passenger & 55662/55661 Karimganj–Maishashan Passenger will start operating from tomorrow, he announced.
The doubling of 176-km long New Bongaigaon–Kamakhya railway line was sanctioned in 2015-16 Railway budget at an approximate cost of Rs 2,232 crore. The section will have 18 stations where construction of new station building and yard remodeling would be taken up.
The doubling of 102-km long Digaru–Hojai railway line was also sanctioned in 2015-16 Railway budget at an approximate cost of Rs 871 crore. The section has 15 stations. The doubling of Hojai to Lumding section had already been sanctioned for which the Railway Minister of State Rajen Gohain and Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal had laid foundation stone on September 12 this year.
The project for electrification from Raninagar Jalpaiguri to New Bongaigaon and then from New Bongaigaon to Guwahati was entrusted with Rail Vikash Nigam Limited (RVNL) in 2014 and 2015 respectively. The RVNL will execute the project on turnkey basis at a total cost of Rs 655.55 crore.
The function was also attended by Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain, General Manager of NF Railway Chahatey Ram, General Manager of NF Railway (Construction) HK Jaggi, Chief Managing Director of Rail Vikash Nigam Limited (RVNL) SC Agnihotri, other senior railway and RVNL officials and a host of invited guests.

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Nov 11 2016 (10:56)
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Foundation done for Doubling of New Bongaigaon - Goalpara- Kamakhya and electrification of Raninagar Jalpaiguri- New Bongaigaon - Rangia _ Guwahati done yesterday.

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5,000 crore for a project just to eliminate 12 level crossings between Kamakhya and New Guwahati appears to be a very high amount. Many questions arise
Does it include development of GHY RS into international standards?
If not, then spending such a huge amount, what shall be benefits? shall they justify the heavy investment?
Else splurging such a huge amount is surprising, especially when
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IR is struggling with lower revenue collections .
Nov 09 2016 (09:50)  Lifeline Express stationed at Goalpara (www.assamtribune.com)
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News Entry# 285207     
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Nov 09 2016 (9:50AM)
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Posted by: NF Prince Dibrugarh Shatabdi Express~  376 news posts
GOALPARA, Nov 8 - The world’s first mobile hospital train. Lifeline Express or Jeevan Rekha, which arrived earlier at the Goalpara railway station will be inaugurated tomorrow at 12 noon.
The Lifeline Express which is scheduled to be stationed for 21 days at platform no. 3 of the Goalpara railway station from November 10 onwards will provide free medical treatment including surgeries to needy patients free of cost, besides providing free medicines too.
It may be mentioned here that the Lifel ine Express or Jeevan Rekha also commonly known as the magic train,
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was established in 1991 as the world’s first hospital train catering to patients with medical aid and relief across the country in the far-flung and remote areas, has already completed 23 years of service.The train is a flagship of Impact India foundation and the Indian Railways.
The magic train which is equipped with the latest state-of-the-art operation theatre along with a team of qualified doctors and surgeons will provide free treatment and surgeries to patients on various services relating to eye, ear, dental, cleft lip, polio etc.
Meanwhile, official sources said that those patients who want to avail free treatment from the team of experienced Lifeline doctors may contact the Joint Director of Health Services, Goalpara for further details.
The event has been organised by the SBI Foundation in association with Impact India Foundation, Jt Diector of Health Services and the district administration and the onus goes to the Deputy Commisssioner JVN Subramanyam, Goalpara whose sincere and untiring efforts made the event possible.
Nov 14 2013 (15:53)  IEDs detected on Railway track (www.nfr.indianrailways.gov.in)
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News Entry# 156591     
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Nov 14 2013 (7:35PM)
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Nov 14 2013 (7:35PM)
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Posted by: rdb*^  126189 news posts
Four nos. of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) were recovered from the Railway track between Dudhnoi and Krishnai stations about 110 Kms from Guwahati in the Kamakhya – New Bongaigaon (via Goalpara ) section under Rangiya Division of the Northeast Frontier Railway. Two o­n duty railway patrolmen, Sri Ganesh Routh and Sri B.K.Sahu had detected these at about 06-30hrs. o­n date. The IEDs were defused and removed from the site at about 08-20 A.M. by the local police and security clearance was obtained from the police at 08-55 A.M. for running of trains.
Train no. 13247 Kamakhya – Danapur Capital Express suffered a detention of about 2
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hours at Dudhnoi station. 12345 Howrah – Guwahati Saraighat Express and 15901 Yesvantpur – Dibrugarh Express were diverted via New Bongaigaon – Changsari section.
Nov 10 2013 (11:33)  Assam: Train blasts averted as four IEDs defused (www.nagalandpost.com)
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News Entry# 156045     
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Nov 10 2013 (11:42AM)
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Nov 10 2013 (11:41AM)
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Posted by: rdb*^  126189 news posts
Hundreds of passengers of three trains had a miraculous escape when two railway patrolmen found four improvised explosive devices (IEDs) planted on the tracks along the Kamakhya-New Bongaigaon section in Goalpara district on Friday morning.
NF Railway chief public relations officer (CPRO) Sugato Lahiri said that the four IEDs were recovered from the railway tracks between Dudhnoi and Krishnai stations, about 110km from Guwahati.
“It was two on-duty railway patrolmen—Ganesh Routh and B K Sahu—who detected the IEDs at about 6.30am.
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were defused and removed from the site at about 8.20am by the local police and security clearance was obtained from the police at 8.55am for running of trains,” the CPRO said.
An official source said the IEDs were detected just before three long-distance trains were scheduled to pass through the area.
The Kamakhya-Danapur Capital Express was the first train to cross the area, but the timely detection prevented a major disaster. After the alert was raised, the train was detained for about two hours at Dudhnoi station.
Similarly, the Howrah-Guwahati Saraighat Express and Yesvantpur-Dibrugarh Express were diverted via the New Bongaigaon-Changsari section on the north bank.
A few weeks ago, two more IEDs were recovered from tracks in the same section. Security agencies suspect the explosives might have been planted by Rabha militants.
Nov 09 2013 (11:09)  4 IEDs found on rail track (www.assamtribune.com)
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Nov 09 2013 (11:44AM)
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Posted by: xxx  332 news posts
GUWAHATI, Nov 8 – A major tragedy was averted following recovery of four improvised explosive devices (IEDs) from the railway track at a spot between the Dudhnoi and the Krishnai railway stations in Goalpara district early this morning.
Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) CPRO Sugato Lahiri said in a statement that the IEDs were recovered at a place about 110 km from Guwahati in the Kamakhya-New Bongaigaon (via Goalpara) section of the Rangiya division.
The IEDs were detected by two railway patrolmen, Ganesh Routh and BK Sahu at around 6.30 am. Police and security
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agencies were immediately informed
Nov 09 2013 (08:26)  Assam: Train blasts averted as four IEDs defused (timesofindia.indiatimes.com)
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News Entry# 155880     
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Nov 09 2013 (8:46AM)
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Posted by: rdb*^  126189 news posts
GUWAHATI: Hundreds of passengers of three trains had a miraculous escape when two railway patrolmen found four improvised explosive devices (IEDs) planted on the tracks along the Kamakhya-New Bongaigaon section in Goalpara district on Friday morning.
NF Railway chief public relations officer (CPRO) Sugato Lahiri said that the four IEDs were recovered from the railway tracks between Dudhnoi and Krishnai stations, about 110km from Guwahati.
"It was two on-duty railway patrolmen—Ganesh Routh and B K Sahu—who detected the IEDs at about 6.30am. They were defused and removed from the site at about 8.20am
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by the local police and security clearance was obtained from the police at 8.55am for running of trains," the CPRO said.
An official source said the IEDs were detected just before three long-distance trains were scheduled to pass through the area. The Kamakhya-Danapur Capital Express was the first train to cross the area, but the timely detection prevented a major disaster. After the alert was raised, the train was detained for about two hours at Dudhnoi station.
Similarly, the Howrah-Guwahati Saraighat Express and Yesvantpur-Dibrugarh Express were diverted via the New Bongaigaon-Changsari section on the north bank.
A few weeks ago, two more IEDs were recovered from tracks in the same section. Security agencies suspect the explosives might have been planted by Rabha militants.
Oct 26 2013 (10:49)  Assam: Bandh disrupts train services on Guwahati-Goalpara route (www.firstpost.com)
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Oct 26 2013 (10:50AM)
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Posted by: rdb*^  126189 news posts
Rangia: Train services were disrupted in Guwahati-Goalpara route today with the railway line being blocked for several hours by protesters opposing the coming election to Rabha-Hasong Autonomous Council. As part of the 96-hour (four-day) Rabha-Hasong area bandh since October 23, the protesters blocked the railway line at Kholia near Boko in lower Assam’s Kamrup district, officials said. Senior railway officials rushed to the area and convinced the picketers to allow the trains to ply. The bandh supporters also threw stones at vehicles and broke wind shields and windows at Boko and Palasbari areas, they said. Meanwhile, normal life continued to be disrupted in Boko, Chaygaon and Bamungaon areas of southern Kamrup falling in Rabha-Hasong Autonomous Council following the bandh called by different non-tribal and organisations of Garo people. Offices, banks, educational institutions, markets and shops remained closed in Boko, Chaygaon and Bamungaon areas of southern Kamrup falling in the Rabha-Hasong Autonomous...
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Council areas, officials said. Vehicles also kept off the roads and on National Highway 37 passing through the affected areas. Security arrangements have been intensified in the district with paramilitary forces and police patrolling the area with the army on standby to assist the district administration in any eventuality, they said. The bandh was called to demand the exclusion of all non-Rabha villages from the Autonomous Council, for which a three-phase election between November 13 and 25 has been announced recently.\
Oct 25 2013 (20:57)  Bandh disrupts train service (www.business-standard.com)
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Oct 25 2013 (9:58PM)
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Posted by: rdb*^  126189 news posts
Train services were disrupted in Guwahati-Goalpara route today with the railway line being blocked for several hours by protesters opposing the coming election to Rabha-Hasong Autonomous Council.As part of the 96-hour (four-day) Rabha-Hasong area bandh since October 23, the protesters blocked the railway line at Kholia near Boko in lower Assam's Kamrup district, officials said.Senior railway officials rushed to the area and convinced the picketers to allow the trains to ply.The bandh supporters also threw stones at vehicles and broke wind shields and windows at Boko and Palasbari areas, they said.Meanwhile, normal life continued to be disrupted in Boko, Chaygaon and Bamungaon areas of southern Kamrup falling in Rabha-Hasong Autonomous Council following the bandh called by different non-tribal and organisations of Garo people.Offices, banks, educational institutions, markets and shops remained closed in Boko, Chaygaon and Bamungaon areas of southern Kamrup falling in the Rabha-Hasong Autonomous Council areas, officials said.Vehicles also kept...
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off the roads and on National Highway 37 passing through the affected areas.Security arrangements have been intensified in the district with paramilitary forces and police patrolling the area with the army on standby to assist the district administration in any eventuality, they said.
The bandh was called to demand the exclusion of all non-Rabha villages from the Autonomous Council, for which a three-phase election between November 13 and 25 has been announced recently.
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