Saturday, November 29, 2014

#Meghalaya joins Indian Railways map

Prime Minister Modi has inaugurated the 19.75 km Dudhnoi-Mendipathar railway line, one that takes off from the New Bongaigaon-Goalpara-Guwahati main line at Dudhnoi in Assam, and traverses through 9.36 km inside Meghalaya territory to culminate at Mendipathar in West Garo Hills.

Approved in 1992-93, foundation of the 19.47 km broad guage railway line was laid by chief minister Mukul Sangma in 2012.

Prime Minister Modi said on this occasion that India had allowed 100 percent FDI in Railways, to spur the process of modernization of Indian Railways. He said the Government is also considering privatization of Railway Stations to promote economic activity. Railways need dedicated expertise and technology upgradation. In order to build human resource for this purpose, the Government would set up four Universities for the Railways, and graduates from these Universities would be able to contribute to the Indian Railways, also getting employment in the process.