Dima Hasao District of Assam got its first broad gauge railway track on 12 January 2015. A goods train with 43 wagons reached the main railway station of the Dima Hasao district using this broad gauge track.
The train in its first ever journey covered 98 km from Patharkhula station to New-Haflong station while crossing 9 tunnels, 15 stations, 15 major bridges and 135 minor bridges.
The passenger trains will also be commissioned on the route from Pathakhula to New-Haflong on the track that is extended up to Silchar after the approval of Railway Safety Commission.
Where: Assam's Dima Hasao district
When: 12 January 2015