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NE states to get four new trains and new rail line

The Centre has announced four new trains and a new rail line for the Northeast while assuring that trains would ply for the first time in Arunachal Pradesh, with Harmuti-Naharlagun line this year (2013-14), reports The Telegraph.

The Rupai-Parasuramkunda new line, and the gauge conversion of Lumding-Silchar and Rangia-Murkongselek, is still waiting for approval. The proposal also include the doubling of New Bongaigaon-Kamakhya via Rangiya section and Dimapur-Tizit in Mon district of Nagaland.

“Work on the new line railway project to connect Manipur is also in full swing”, railway minister Pawan Kumar Bansal said while presenting the railway budget on February 26.

The budget announced four new weekly trains — Kamakhya-Jodhpur Express, Kamakhya-Anand Vihar (New Delhi) Express, Kamakhya-Bangalore AC Express and New Tinsukia-Rajendra Nagar Terminus (Patna) Express.

Besides, it proposed extension of the Lalgarh-Guwahati Avadh Assam Express to New Tinsukia and that of Guwahati-Ernakulam Express to Thiruvananthapuram in Kerela.

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