Wednesday, February 1, 2023

First ever goods train reaches Manipur’s Rani Gaidinliu Stn

With the first freight train reaching Manipur’s Rani Gaidinliu station in Tamenglong, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said this will enhance the state’s commerce and connectivity as goods from there will reach all parts of the country.
The freight train arrived at the Rani Gaidinliu station on January 27, days after a passenger train from Silchar in Assam reached the Bongaichungpao railway station in Manipur.
“Transformation of the Northeast continues. Manipur’s connectivity will be enhanced and commerce will be boosted. Wonderful products from the state can travel all over the nation,” Modi said on Twitter tagging a post of Union Minister for Development of North Eastern Region G Kishan Reddy.
Reddy along with his tweet also shared a video of the freight train arriving at the station. “Historic day for Manipur and entire North East, after 75 years of India’s Independence, first goods train reaches Rani Gaidinliu Railway Station… The Narendra Modi government is committed to enhancing infrastructure connectivity and economic prosperity in the NE,” Reddy tweeted.
Earlier this month, Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said that Rs 7,000 crore has been allocated this year for ongoing railway projects in the North East.
On Saturday, sharing pictures of the freight train, Vaishnaw tweeted, “As committed”.

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