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President Droupadi Murmu flags off Tripura-Manipur train

  • Published
    14th Oct, 2022

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

  • The Jan Shatabdi Express will operate between Tripura's 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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