The railways has a 517-km roadmap in place to bring the Northeast region closer to the heartland by 2020, officials said today.
Northeast Frontier Railway officials say in doing so the railways has to deal with difficult terrain, loose soil, inclement weather conditions and even law-and-order problems, which have delayed projects in the region for decades.
“We have set a target of 2020 to connect these state capitals to the main railway network. Once these are complete, new trains which would directly link these to the metros will be introduced. This will not only help regional connectivity within these states, but also bring the Northeast closer to the rest of India,” said A K Yadav, Chief Administrative Officer (Construction), NFR. Read More