From the flagging off of the first passenger train to Meghalaya from Assam in 2014, the rail link in the northeast has certainly been given a boost since then.
Good news for the people of the northeast: Monday the first locomotive reached Khongsang station in Manipur. The driving force behind the Jiribam-Imphal railway project is yet another attempt to improve rail connectivity for the people of the northeastern region. Many had gathered at the station and people could be seen expressing their joy and excitement with the traditional dance.
Northeast connectivity gets a boost!
Indian Railways reaches Khongsang in Manipur:
First train engine reached at Khongsang station in Manipur under Jiribam-Imphal Rly line project.
The people of Manipur expressed their joy with their traditional dance. pic.twitter.com/JisaAgA4IV
BJP spokesman Sambit Patra took to Twitter to thank the Prime Minister for the new engine. “Congratulations Manipur! A new engine has hit the state with a “dual engine” government already in place. The people of Khongsang, Manipur welcomed the railway connection with their traditional dance. Thank you Hon. PM Sh @narendramodi Ji and Sh @AshwiniVaishnaw Ji,” Patra wrote on Twitter.
Manipur CM N Biren Singh also took to the microblogging site to share the news. “We are another milestone, happy to report that a locomotive has reached Khongsang Railway Station today. Under the visionary leadership of the Honorable Prime Minister Shri @narendramodi Ji, the impetus given to improve connectivity in Manipur will greatly boost the economy of @PMOIndia state,” Singh wrote on Twitter.
From the flagging off of the first passenger train to Meghalaya from Assam in 2014, the rail link in the northeast has certainly been given a boost since then. In recent years, the Center has placed great emphasis on the implementation of infrastructure and security projects in the Northeast region. The first Janshatabdi express train connecting the northeastern states of Manipur and Tripura via Assam was also flagged off this year. With the introduction of the Jiribam – Agartala – Jiribam Express, the long standing demand of the people of Manipur, Tripura and South Assam was met. There was no direct train between Manipur and Tripura and there was only one commuter train in the morning hours between Agartala and Silchar. Now the Janshatabdi Express train service provides direct train connections to the people of Manipur going to Tripura state and vice versa.
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