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Entry# 1795703-0

BXG/Bhanga (2 PFs)
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National Highway 44 , Dist - Karimganj . Barak Valley
State: Assam

Elevation: 20 m above sea level
Zone: NFR/Northeast Frontier   Division: Lumding

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Aug 13 2016 (14:37) Tripura gets fuel products with help from IOC, Railway (www.business-standard.com)
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NFR/Northeast Frontier

News Entry# 277110   
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Aug 13 2016 (2:37PM)
Station Tag: Bhanga/BXG added by For Better Managed Indian Railways~/1546020

Aug 13 2016 (2:37PM)
Station Tag: Churaibari/CBZ added by For Better Managed Indian Railways~/1546020
Stations:  Churaibari/CBZ   Bhanga/BXG  
To bail out Tripura from its acute fuel crisis, the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas along with the Ministry of Railways have come together to transport petroleum, oil and lubricant (POL) products through roll-on roll-off (Ro-Ro) process to the North-Eastern State.
In Ro-Ro, trucks carrying bulk products and LPG cylinders are loaded on open Railway wagons -- a first such initiative in the North-East.
Tripura has been facing an acute crisis of petrol and diesel as the vehicular movement through the National Highway 8 has been seriously affected for the last
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three months due to damage of a portion at Karimganj in Assam following incessant rains and water-logging.
"The rake carrying Indian Oil POL trucks was flagged off for Churaibari, Tripura from Bhanga, Assam today. This is the first of its kind initiative in the North East," State- owned Indian Oil (IOC) said in a statement issued here.
Simultaneously, Indian Oil trucks are being re-routed to Tripura through the alternate circuitous route, reserved exclusively for POL and LPG movement, it added.
Traditionally, Indian Oil supplies POL products to Tripura from its depot at Dharmanagar (Tripura). Since October 2014, the products are received at Dharmanagar depot from IOC's Guwahati depot (Betkuchi) by road after the suspension of rail movement due to track conversion from metre to broad gauge.
Though Railways has restored the section for passenger traffic, POL movement has not yet started.
Aug 12 2016 (00:22) A first in the North-East: Indian Railways transporting fuel-laden trucks to Tripura under RoRo service (www.financialexpress.com)
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News Entry# 276943  Blog Entry# 1959626   
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Aug 12 2016 (12:22AM)
Station Tag: Churaibari/CBZ added by Vaibhav Agarwal*^/432532

Aug 12 2016 (12:22AM)
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Stations:  Churaibari/CBZ   Bhanga/BXG  
For the first time in the history of North-East India, Indian Railways has started a RoRo (Roll On Roll Off) service to deal with the ongoing Tripura fuel crisis.
For the first time in the history of North-East India, Indian Railways has started a RoRo (Roll On Roll Off) service to deal with the ongoing Tripura fuel crisis. The first flat-wagon goods train with 21 loaded tanker trucks left from Bhanga in Assam and would be reaching Churaibari in Tripura, which is 67 kilometres away. With rains damaging the national highway, the road connectivity to Tripura has been severely affected, resulting in petrol prices sky-rocketing to over Rs 300 per litre in the state. During his visit to Agartala, Railway Minister Suresh
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Prabhu had promised to help the state out of the fuel crisis situation. With this train being rolled out today, Indian Railways is ready to fill whatever demand-supply gap that would help alleviate the crisis. “We are trying to provide the best possible help to Tripura in this regard and will continue to do so in future as well,” Suresh Prabhu told FE Online on this development.
Giving details of the help that Indian Railways is providing, PranavJyoti Sharma, Chief Public Relations Officer at North-East Frontier Railway told FE Online, “Earlier railway connectivity to North-East was a big problem, but now with Tripura being connected, Indian Railways has been able to provide timely aid to solve the crisis. The whole train trip will take 6 hours from Bhanga to Churaibari, because the speed will not be above 30 kmph. This is an over dimension consignment (ODC), and the terrain is hilly, which is why there are restrictions on the speed.” “IOC has given 2 lakh 36 thousand litres of HSD (High-Speed Diesel), 7*12 metric tonnes of LPG, 12,000 litres of motor spirit (petrol) and 48,000 litres of SKO (Superior Kerosene Oil),” he elaborated.
The RoRo service consisting 30 DBKM (flat bedded) wagons, with each having a capacity to carry two loaded trucks, were placed at Bhanga. Tanker trucks were loaded on by means of an end-loading ramp. “The trucks were securely fixed on the wagon floor to ensure safety during movement. The RoRo scheme will help the loaded trucks to piggyback on goods train bypassing the damaged national highway near Churaibari,” Sharma further said.
RoRo service was first introduced in Konkan Railway in 1999, and with its introduction in NorthEast Frontier Railway, the prospect of commercial goods’ movement opens up extensively. Given that road conditions in remote areas of North-East often gets affected during inclement weather, RoRo may increasingly prove to be a lifeline for the region.

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Aug 11 2016 (12:42) NFR to carry fuel tankers on flat wagons to Tripura (www.daijiworld.com)
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NFR/Northeast Frontier

News Entry# 276835   
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Aug 11 2016 (12:42PM)
Station Tag: Churaibari/CBZ added by For Better Managed Indian Railways~/1546020

Aug 11 2016 (12:42PM)
Station Tag: Bhanga/BXG added by For Better Managed Indian Railways~/1546020
Stations:  Bhanga/BXG   Churaibari/CBZ  
Guwahati, Aug 10 (IANS): The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) will start a Roll-On Roll-Off (RoRo) service to carry trucks loaded with fuel on flat-wagon goods train from Thursday to help Tripura tide over the fuel crisis.
NFR Chief Public Relations Officer P.J. Sharma announced this on Wednesday and added that 30 DBKM (flat bedded) wagons, each with a capacity to carry two loaded trucks, will be placed at Bhanga, near Tripura border, in the first lot.
"Fuel tanker trucks will be loaded on these by means of an end-loading ramp. The tankers will
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be securely fixed on the wagon floor to ensure safety during movement. The first such goods train will leave Bhanga, near Badarpur, at 11 a.m. on Thursday and will reach Churaibari in Tripura, covering a distance of 44 km," Sharma said.
The development took place after the state government on August 1 this year requested Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu to help the state tide over the fuel crisis using the railway.
The RoRo service was necessitated as the road connecting Tripura with Assam had been in very poor shape, creating serious bottleneck in transportation of commodities including fuel into Tripura, triggering serious fuel crisis in the state.
"The RoRo scheme introduced by the railways will help the loaded trucks to piggyback on goods train to bypass the damaged national highway near Churaibari. This will bring much relief to the common man in Tripura," Sharma said.
The RoRo service was first introduced by Konkan Railway in 1999 and it is being introduced in NFR for the first time. Although military movements have been done in the past on flat wagons, this is for the first time that commercial goods movement is being done by RoRo mode.
Sharma said that the road condition in remote areas often gets affected during inclement weather in the northeast and RoRo will prove to be a novel means to help continue supply lines in times of crisis.
The service is designed to provide connectivity to loaded road vehicles where road connectivity is poor or does not exist. This service is economical, helps in reducing carbon emission and reduces traffic on roads.
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