India’s first freight train from Manipur reaches Guwahati

With the first freight train reaching Manipur, Prime Minister Narendra Modi 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, Tamenglong in Manipur on January 27, days after a passenger train from Silchar in Assam reached the Bongaichungpao railway station in Manipur, where assembly polls will be held in two phases on February 27 and March 3.

Earlier this month, Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw did an aerial survey of the Jiribam-Imphal new line project in Manipur. The project, which includes the country’s longest train tunnel, will connect Imphal with Guwahati.