Manipur: Railway Ministry gives nod for survey location to connect India and Myanmar via rail

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Manipur: Railway Ministry gives nod for survey location to connect India
Manipur: Railway Ministry gives nod for survey location to connect India and Myanmar via rail

Manipur: Railway Ministry gives nod for survey location to connect India and Myanmar via rail

Guwahati: The Union Railways Ministry approved sanction for the final location survey for the proposed 111-kilometer rail line connecting Manipur’s capital Imphal with Myanmar’s Moreh

Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw gave the approval in Imphal after an aerial review of railway projects in Manipur on Wednesday.

According to official, once constructed, this new line will be of strategic importance and will constitute a significant element of the proposed Trans-Asian Railway, which will connect India with South East Asia on rail network.

The NFR also reintroduced expanded passenger train services between Silchar, Assam and Jiribam, Manipur to Vangaichungpao.

Chief minister N. Biren Singh and Vaishnaw was remotely flagged off the service.

Meanwhile, previously the railway minister and the chief minister had done a joint aerial assessment of the ongoing railway new line project that connects Imphal to the rest of India.

According to the official, engine rolling for goods trains is expected to begin by the end of this month up to Kaimai Road railway station, and in the Vangaichungpao-Khongsang section by March 2022.

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