It came as an utter surprise to the people of Dibrugarh, as the Railways announced the closure of DBRT station for 4 months for dismantling and rebuilding of Mancotta Road overbridge from 7th May. The 58-year-old bridge is the lifeline of Mancotta Road, Thana Chariali & Chowkidinghee area of Dibrugarh town. It was built to connect these areas from the congrstion caused because of the train movement to & fro DBRT station.
Built in 1965 the 58-year-old Mancotta Rail Over Bridge (ROB) at Thana Chariali, Dibrugarh will be dismantled and rebuilt with more elevation. As per new guidelines the height of a Rail Over Bridge should be 6.5 metre from the railway line for electrification of railway route. Earlier the height of old Rail Over Bridge used to be 5.2 metres.
Once the elevation is done, trains like Vande Bharat express can come up to the oldest Railway Station of the region i.e. Dibrugarh Town Station.
Arrangements being made for smooth traffic flow of Light Motor Vehicles through sides of the overbridge