The Union Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain on Wednesday said the Centre has fixed a target to connect all state capitals to Delhi by rail to help farmers sell their products.
“We have already fixed the target to connect all state capitals to Delhi through rail,” Gohain said, while addressing a program meat the ICAR-NER in Shillong. “It(railways) will not only help in intercommunication but will also help the farming community to export their produce to different parts of the country and fetch them high income.”
According to the union minister, Railways will also help in bringing visitors to Meghalaya and its people stand to benefit from the tourist inflow. “Not only will the rail bring in tourists, the cost of importing and exporting materials in the state will also go down by using the goods train services,” he said to opposition to railways in the state on the grounds that it would cause influx of immigrants into the tribal state. Read More…
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