Imphal, May 12 2022: Northeast Frontiers Railway general manager Anshul Gupta and his team called on chief minister N Biren at the CM’s secretariat and discussed about Imphal-Jiribam railway line and presented the progress of the railway line.
During the meeting, chief minister Biren made a proposal to lay railway line along the foothills of the state as a joint venture between the state and Central government.
He also proposed extension of service of Rajdhani and Satabdi expresses to the state capital once the Imphal-Jiribam railway line is completed.
Mention may be made that the 111-km Imphal-Jiribam railway line which is being constructed at an estimated cost of about Rs 14,322 crore is set for completion by December next year.
It will have 11 stations covering five districts of Manipur.
The project will connect Imphal with the country’s board gauge network.
The route passes through hilly terrain and the construction of nearly 63 km of tunnels with the longest being 10.28 km.
The world’s highest bridge pier is also being constructed near Khumji in Noney district as part of the project.
The 141-metre high bridge will surpass the 139-metre Mala-Rijeka viaduct in Montenegro.