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Foundation for Sevoke-Rangpo rail link to be laid today

Posted by Ramesh Khati on October 30, 2009

Gangtok, Oct 29 (PTI) Vice President Hamid Ansari will tomorrow lay the foundation stone of the 51 km railway project connecting Rongpo in Sikkim with Sevoke in Siliguri, the completion of which will connect the hill state to the country’s rail network.

Ansari will lay the foundation of the Rs 1335-crore project at a function where Railways Minister Mamata Banerjee, Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling and Governor B P Singh will be present, official sources said.

The Rangpo-Sevoke rail link will be completed by 2015 before being extended further up to the state capital, the sources said.


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