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Sivok-Rongpo project: NFR to include Sikkim in rail network

The NFR (Northeast Frontier Railways) is making moves to include Sikkim in the rail network. Although NFR

Sivok-Rongpo project

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  31 Aug 2020 4:13 AM GMT

There will be 14 tunnels, five stations (Sivoke, Riyang, Teesta Bazar, Melli and Rangpo) and 13 bridges

GUWAHATI: The NFR (Northeast Frontier Railways) is making moves to include Sikkim in the rail network. Although NFR has been able to made headways to all the NE States with rail connectivity; Sikkim is still left out of the Indian Railway map.

Work for providing rail connectivity was sanctioned for Sikkim way back in the year 2008-09, the work could not make much headway due to various environment related issues as the proposed railway line will pass through the Mahananda wildlife sanctuary. This is a national project and is very important for overall development of the state of Sikkim. Once completed it is expected to boost connectivity of the land locked state which shares its border with three neighboring countries, viz. China, Nepal and Bhutan apart from being strategically important. Rail connectivity will also provide a reliable & economical transportation infrastructure, the release added.

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