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10 Aug 2022 10:40 AM, Tidings Priyanka Patil

Sikkim to get on IR network after completion of Sivoke-Rangpo rail project

Sikkim will get with the Indian Railways network after the completion of Sivoke-Rangpo project. IR shared an update on this project. It said that as of last month construction work about 52.13 per cent (20.25 km of 38.71 km) of 14 tunnels which falls in this route have been completed. Also, 33 per cent work is completed (foundation and substructure in progress) on the bridges which will fall in this hilly terrain. Earlier, a senior official from Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) said that the 52-km-long rail line connecting Sevoke in West Bengal with Rangpo in Sikkim is expected to be operational by December 2023.