Jiribam-Tupul-Imphal New Railway Line Project
Railway Bridge in Manipur
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
QUESTION NO 1884
ANSWERED ON 28.12.2018
Railway bridge in Manipur
1884 Shri K. Bhabananda Singh
Will the Minister of RAILWAYS be pleased to state :-
(a) whether a railway bridge in Manipur is going to be the tallest of such kind in the world; if so, the details thereof;
(b) whether the construction of the railway line is in full swing at present, if so, the details thereof; and
(c) the latest projection of timeline for completion of the railway line up to Imphal?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (SHRI RAJEN GOHAIN)
(a) & (b): Work of Jiribam-Tupul-Imphal new railway line has been taken up. Jiribam-Vangaichungpao (11.80 km) section is completed and commissioned. Works have been taken up in remaining length.
A bridge is being constructed on Irang River at Noney in Tamenglong district of Manipur as a part of Jiribam-Tupul-Imphal new line project. It is going to be the world’s tallest Railway bridge.
(c): Time line for completion of the project depends on land acquisition, and law and order situation, availability of funds etc.