Indian Railways have laid a great emphasis on improvement and development of railway infrastructure in Assam and the North Eastern states. Fifteen major projects of new lines have been taken up in North Eastern states including in Assam. Details below:
The Final Location Survey for the new lines included in the Budget have been taken up by the Northeast Frontier Railway.
The Railways have a huge throw forward of ongoing projects with limited availability of resources. According to Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain, the completion of projects also depends upon land acquisition and forestry clearance, adverse law and order conditions, NOC from Road, Canal and Electrical crossings from different authorities of Central and state governments.