Manipur Debuts On India’s Railway Map; First Passenger Train Completes Trial Run

by Tania Tarafdar
by Tania Tarafdar752

Manipur has hit a new milestone. Rajdhani Express from Assam’s Silchar railway station reached the Vaingaichunpao railway station in Manipur for a trial run putting Manipur on Indian Railway’s map. According to reports, the train covered an 11km distance between the two stations. The train halted briefly at Manipur’s Jiribam railway station where they hoisted the national flag accompanied by the national anthem.

Vaingaichunpao In Manipur Now Connected By Railways

Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh on Saturday took to Twitter to hail the moment as “historic”. “The first trial run of a passenger train from Silchar to Vaingaichunpao in Tamenglong was successfully conducted on Friday,” he wrote in the post, adding that the “people of Manipur are immensely grateful” to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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Vaingaichunpao-Imphal Railway Line Now Under Under Construction

Echoing him Union Minister of State (MoS) for Development of North Eastern Region Dr Jitendra Singh also shared on Twitter that the moment was ‘historic’. The Vaingaichunpao-Imphal railway line is also under construction. Once completed, it will be the longest railway tunnel near Imphal. Did You Know That World’s Only Floating National Park Is In Manipur?

Travel By Train From India To Bhutan

You might have traveled to the World’s Happiest Country, Bhutan by road or by air from India. But here’s where your India-Bhutan journey is going to get a whole lot picturesque, as there will soon be a train connecting the two countries. The survey has been commissioned by the Railway Board to establish the Mujnai-Nyoenpaling line s there can be a cross-border rail link between India and Bhutan. We’re not screaming, you are!

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Apart from the India-Bhutan train link, northeast India will also be linked to Bangladesh through the new Indian Railways line.

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