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Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off first passenger train to Meghalaya from Assam

Dec 1, 2014 12:10 IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 29 November 2014 flagged off first passenger train to Meghalaya from Assam. The move has put Meghalaya on India's railway map for the first time.
Modi flagged off the train via remote control at a function at Railway Stadium in Maligoan in Guwahati.

The newly-laid 19.75 Km Mendipathar (Meghalaya) -Dudhnoi (Assam) railway track will connect Mendipathar in Garo Hills to Guwahati.

Also, he laid the foundation stone of a board gauge railway line from Bhairabi to Sairang in Mizoram.

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu was also present, along with chief ministers of Assam, Meghalaya and Mizoram.

Chief Minister of Meghalaya Mukul Sangma said the first railway track in the state would pave a new way of economic growth and prosperity for people of Meghalaya especially the farmers.

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