BALURGHAT-EKLAKHI RAILWAY LINE
The project was
taken up in 1983-84 and has been progressed as per availability
of resources. The original anticipated cost of the project was
Rs. 36.38 crore which is not anticipated as Rs. 274.41 crore including
cost of Gazole-Itahar section.
The clearances for
the bridges have been provided as per the prescribed norms considering
the highest flood level. During emergency flood situation, country
boards can pass through the bridges, if necessary.
was given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Bandaru Dattatraya
in a written reply to a question from Shri Lakshman Seth in the
Lok Sabha today.