Nagaland Just Got Its Second Railway Station After 100 Years

by Vaishalee Kalvankar
Nagaland Just Got Its Second Railway Station After 100 Years

Nagaland is known as the Switzerland of the east and the state is simply beautiful and charming. With the completion of a new facility at Shokhuvi, Nagaland has recently received a second railway station after a gap of more than 100 years. The state’s commercial centre is located in the centre of the Dimapur Railway Station, which opened its doors in 1903. The Donyi Polo Express was flagged off by CM Neiphiu Rio at Shokhuvi Railway Station, according to the most recent reports.

Nagaland’s Second Railway Station- Shokhuvi Railway Station

According to the most recent sources, CM Neiphiu Rio flagged off the Donyi Polo Express, which once ran every day between Guwahati in Assam and Naharlagun in Arunachal Pradesh, from Shokhuvi Railway Station. A few kilometres away from Dimapur, Shokhuvi, the said train service has now also been expanded. According to sources, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh will now have direct train service thanks to the extension of the Donyi Polo Express to Shokhuvi Railway Station. In reference to this, the Chief Minister said that today is historic for Nagaland because it marks the return of passenger train service to the Dhansari-Shokhuvi railway line.

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Nagaland’s Second Railway Station Is An Effort To Connect Northeastern States

The railway officials were requested by the Chief Minister to allow Dimapur Railway Station get its share of development and expansion which has been due for a long time. The developments will also help the railway station to keep serving not only the people of Nagaland but also the ones in the neighbouring districts of Assam. Anshul Gupta, General Manager, Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) said that the inauguration of Nagaland’s second railway station is for sure a very proud moment for both Indian railways and NFR. The two have been making various efforts just to make sure that all the northeastern state capitals in a time bound manner are connected.

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