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Railway connection to NE state capitals by 2020

Indian Railways on Monday said most of the capitals of North Eastern states will have railway connection by 2020. “All capital cities of North East states, including Sikkim, will be under Indian Railways map by 2020. The railway department has started ‘Mission 2020’ and it will implement it very strictly within the stipulated timeframe,” Northeast Frontier Railway General Manager (Construction) Rajesh Kumar Singh told a news agency here.

Talking about individual time limits, he informed that Agartala will be under broad gauge connection by March 2016. “By the next year, that is March 31, 2017, we will have railway connection upto Tupul in Manipur. Within March 31, 2018, BG line will start up to Sairang, near Aizawl, the capital of Mizoram,” Singh said.

The work for setting up of a new line from Tupul to Imphal will be finished by March, 2019, he added.

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