CM Asks Railway Officials to Work Out Plans & Design for Rail Connectivity Between Shillong & Sohra

CM Asks Railway Officials to Work Out Plans & Design for Rail Connectivity Between Shillong & Sohra

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Date of Post : June 17, 2017

Meghalaya: Chief Minister Mukul Sangma has asked railway officials to work out plans & design for railway connectivity between Shillong & Sohra.

The proposed Shillong-Sohra rail link would provide new opportunities for the state and the people who would utilise the railway for high-end tourism destination and as separate facility for farmers, said Sangma, who held a review meeting with Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) officials.

More Details:

  1.  Sohra, known as one of the wettest places on the earth is about 50 kilometer from Shillong, the state capital.
  2.  In the year 1895-96, the British provincial government of united Assam built the Cherra (Sohra) Companyganj State Railways & it was one of the first railway projects of that era.
  3.  It was a contemporary of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railways or the “Toy Train” now listed as World Heritage.
  4.  Sangma said,“It will be the most sought after train ride for people who would like to visit Meghalaya again and again. This will also provide a kind of train ride for couples enjoying their honeymoon or others celebrating their anniversary in the midst of beauty and nature.”
  5.  PM Narendra Modi had inaugurated the first railway station at Mendipathar in the Garo Hills on November 30, 2014.
  6.  The 19.47 kilometer rail line will connect Mendipathar with Dudhnoi in Assam’s Goalpara district.
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