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Dual gauge rail track now in operation in East zone

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Chattogram Bureau :

The long awaited Laksham-Lalmai section  dual gauge railway track began trial operation recently.
Additional General Manager of East zone railway Shahdat Ali told New Nation that newly installed dual gauge from Laksham to Lalmai is completely  fit for  operation.  
Moreover, following the  renovation and  installation of new dual gauge tra ck, the distance from Dhaka to Chattogram will be miniised further and  time will be saved to reach the destinations.
 Railway sources said  total cost for renovations of old track and new one installation from Chattogram to Dhaka  estimated Tk.6500 crores  and in first phase work from Brahmanbaria to Laksham was undertaken  in 2014 .
 The total Ctg Dhaka track is about 320 Kilometers   and dual gauge will be installed in all 430 kms .The distance of Brahmanbaria to Laksham is about 144 kilometers  and the work of installing dual gauge in 72 km from Akhaura to Laksham already  completed in the meantime, East Zone Railway sources said.

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