Dimapur: Union Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu today laid the foundation of the Dhansiri (Dimapur)-Zubza new broad gauge line at Dimapur Railway Station.
“More than geography, it is important to bring together different aspirations of the people and to fulfil the long cherished dreams of the citizens by connecting the capital of Nagaland to Delhi,” Prabhu said in his address.
“A comprehensive plan on how to meet the aspirations of the people of the North East is in the process of finalisation and very soon it will be presented to all the Chief Ministers concerned,” he said.
He assured that the present project will be completed in 2019.
Speaking on the occasion, Nagaland Governor PB Acharya regretted that despite the abundance of rich natural beauty and resources, the State did not have proper connectivity.
“Though a Governor I am finding myself difficult to reach even Delhi when others can reach USA in 12-13 hours,” he said.
Chief Minister TR Zeliang termed the day as a red letter day in the history of Nagaland as the foundation stone for the first railway project in the State would connect the commercial hub of the State, Dimapur and the State capital Kohima.