90KM NEW RAIL LINE FROM DIMAPUR TO KOHIMA, NAGALAND
NF Rail Dimapur
Dimapur & Kohima
The new line will take off from the existing rail head at Dhansiri railway station in Karbi Anglong district, 19km short of Dimapur, and reach Zubza which is 16km short of Kohima. This railway line would bring the capital city of Kohima onto the broad gauge railway map of the country, as part of Indian Railways' ambitious plan to connect capitals of all north-eastern states by broad gauge rail link. BPC India has taken up Geotechnical Investigation for the railway structures.
Proposed Dimapur (Dhansiri)-Kohima (Zubza) new BG line project is a part of long-awaited 90.50km Dhansiri (Dimapur)-Zubza (Kohima) new BG line project. This prestigious project would be executed in three phases. Phase-I involves construction of Dhansiri -Sukhovi (16km) section, phase-II involves Sukhovi-Khaibong (30km) section and final phase involves Khaibong-Zubza (45km) section.
According to the Indian Railways, as per earlier plan, the Dimapur-Zubza (Kohima) new BG line was planned as an 88-km long project in 2007-08. However, later the alignment was modified for the construction of the line from Dhansiri-Zubza via Sukhovi, making it 90.50-km long.
M/S BPC Consultant India Pvt. Ltd. was entrusted by N.F Railway, Nagaland to conduct plate load test and geo-technical investigation at major, minor, ROB & RUB bridges as well as at various structures location to find out bearing capacity of soil in between chainage 18 Km to 90 Km in connection with construction of New BG Railway line from Dimapur (Dhansiri)-Kohima(Zubza).