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Two rail projects await Nagaland

Two railway lines are coming up in Nagaland. Works are expected to begin from November. One of the projects would connect Dimapur with Zubza while another connect the commercial hub with Tizit.

The Northeast Frontier Railway chief engineer Anil Kumar met Nagaland chief minister TR Zeliang at his official residence in Kohima on Tuesday.

The Chief Engineer apprised Zeliang of the progress of the two railway line projects in the State. They decided to start the works on the first phase of the Dimapur-Zubza rail project from Rangapahar to Sukhovi section from the first week of November. The formal laying of the foundation of the project may be held at Sukhovi.

The Chief Engineer also informed that the formal sanction for the required investment of over Rs 4000 crores for Dimapur-Tizit line is yet to be given by the Centre. The Chief Minister reiterated his long pending demand for revival of the Dhansari to Karong rail project, the foundation stone for which was laid at Karong by Nitish Kumar, the then Union Railway Minster in the year 1997.

The Chief Minister strongly felt that this line would promise the best railway alignment for onward connectivity to Imphal-Morah and South East Asia in the context of the “Act East Policy.”

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