Construction for new railway station in the northeast Indian state of Manipur has officially started, which is a part of major rail expansion strategy for the region. India’s Railways Minister – Mr. Suresh Prabhu has laid the foundation stone for the new station on Saturday at Imphal, the capital of Manipur. The newly start railway station will require a total cost of approx INR900 million and is due to be completed within next year.
The Indian Government has previously announced to invest a huge INR 70 billion in the northeastern region railway infrastructure in 2017, as a part to improve connectivity in the remote region. Another big new railway project the cross-border rail link from Agartala to Bangladesh was also announced last week, and the new railway line is projected to be completed in 2020.