To bring the North Eastern states on the railway network, the Government has taken up two new line projects for Meghalaya. The two projects were Teteliya (Assam), Byrnihat (Meghalaya) and Byrnihat-Shillong in Meghalaya. The 22-km Teteliya-Byrnihat project had been taken up at the latest anticipated cost of Rs.496-crore and the 108-km Byrnihat-Shillong line would come up at a cost of Rs.5,308-crore, officials said.
For the Teteliya-Byrnihat link, an expenditure of Rs.235 crore had been incurred up to March, 2016. Earthwork, bridges and tunnel works have already been taken up. An allocation of Rs.150 crore had already been made in 2015-16 and Rs.160 crore in 2016-17 to expedite the completion of the project.