First Passenger train on trial run reaches Vaingaichunpao in Manipur, state enters Indian Railway's map

  • | Monday | 5th July, 2021

The broad-gauge train service was extended from Silchar to Wangichunpao railway station. Passenger train service from Vaingaichunpao to Silchar will start soon.

A passenger train from Assam`s Silchar railway station reached Manipur`s Vaingaichunpao railway station in Manipur for a trial run on Friday. Manipur got a place on the map of Indian Railways with this trial run. According to the information received, there were railway officials in the train during this trial run and this train covered a distance of 11 km between the two Northeast stations.

Indian Railways officials who reached Jiribham station from Silchar included Nripen Bhattacharya, Senior PRO of North East Frontier (NF) Railway and CDO Silchar, Abdul Hakim, among others.

Addressing the media, Bhattacharya said that the broad-gauge train service was extended from Silchar to Wangichunpao railway station. Passenger train service from Vaingaichunpao to Silchar will start soon.

Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Saturday called the moment "historic" on Twitter. He wrote in the post, "Historic moment for Manipur as the first trial run of a passenger train from Silchar to Vaingaichunpao in Tamenglong was successfully conducted on Friday. The people of Manipur are immensely grateful to PM Narendra Modi Ji for the transformation brought under his leadership"


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