GANGTOK, July 23: The 44-km long Sevoke to Rangpo Rail link construction work has just begun.
This is the first phase work and will include soil cutting, tunnel construction and bridge and station building in different places.
Besides, technical hitches had disabled IRCON to start the work full-fledged since the completion of final survey in December 2009.
Talking about difficulties faced while carrying out construction works, Gupta explained that working in hills as compared to the planes were challenging as they need to construct a number of tunnels along rough topographies. “There will be around 32 tunnels along the 44-km long rail link, for which Indian Railways has already given permission,” the general manger said