The northeastern states of India are witnessing some important railway projects. And one of the prime ones among them is the Jiribam-Imphal Railway Project. The northeastern terrain is mountainous and a well-connected railway line is a must! And to achieve this connectivity, the Indian Railways has a number of projects going on. Here’s an update on the Jiribam-Imphal Railway Project in Manipur.
Jiribam-Imphal Railway Project
Rail Connectivity embraces a new era for Manipur!
🚉Jiribam-Imphal Rail Line Project(110.93 km)
📈Overall Progress: 93.30%
🌉Bridge Works Completed
– Major: 5/11
– Minor: 101/137
⛰️Tunneling Work: 59.11Km/61.32Km
*As on 16th March 2023#RailInfra4Manipur pic.twitter.com/bb3kMDlY3F
— Ministry of Railways (@RailMinIndia) March 29, 2023
The Ministry of Railways posted an update on the Jiribam-Imphal Railway Project. It stated that 93.3 per cent of the work is completed and it is a new era for Manipur. The project is divided into various segments — bridge, tunnel, etc. According to the tweet by the Railway Ministry, the bridge of the railway line is completed. Out of 61.32 km, 59.11km of the tunnel work is completed. The update work was analysed on the 16th of March 2023. This is a life-changing addition to the infrastructure of Manipur!
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About The Project
The Jiribam-Imphal Railway line is 111 kilometres long and the cost of the project is ₹13,809 crore. The line includes 62 km of tunnels, 11 major bridges and 134 minor bridges, 12 road underbridges and 4 road overbridges. In addition to this, there are eight new railway stations included in the project. The prime motive of this railway line is to connect the capital of Manipur, Imphal, to the rest of the country via railway.
The railway line includes India’s longest tunnel called tunnel 12. Moreover, it also includes a parallel 9.35 km long safety tunnel, cross passages at every 500 metres for evacuation and is compliant with international technical specifications. This project is estimated to be completed in Dec 2023.
As for Imphal, the place is the capital of Manipur and a main tourist destination. It is home to Kangla Palace. Being one of the ancient cities, it is blessed with scenic beauty and greenery. Moreover, it is a land of many tribes and a cultural city.
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So, if you are visiting Manipur next time, this railway line will help you.
Cover Image Courtesy: Ministry Of Railways/ Twitter