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President DroupadiMurmu flags off Tripura-Manipur train

  • Category
    Polity & Governance
  • Published
    21st Oct, 2022

Context

Recently, President Droupadi Murmuhas flagged off two passenger trains, one of them connecting Tripura and Manipur for the first time.

About

  • The Jan Shatabdi Express will operate between Tripura capital Agartala and Khongsang in Manipur.
  • The other train is a special express linking Agartala and Kolkata via Guwahati.
  • The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR)has undertaken an ambitious project to connect all eight northeastern States’ capitals or take the railway line to a strategic place nearest these towns.

Key features of the Project:

  • The Agartala-Khongsang section is on the 110 km Jiribam-Imphal new line project.
  • The project is a part of the aspiring initiative to connect northeast from mainland India.

    Upcoming Projects:

    Guwahati-Lumding-Guwahati Express:  The first train between Nagaland and Meghalaya.

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