Survey to connect India-Myanmar with railway completed

GUWAHATI: Survey work for railway line from Moreh (Manipur) to Tamu to Kalay (Myanmar), which will connect India with the ambitious 81,000 Km long Trans-Asian Railway Network (TARN), has been completed.

The Rail India Technical and Economic Services (RITES) has completed the survey, Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) sources have said here.

The survey from Imphal to Moreh (123 km) was done a few years ago, but the stretch beyond Moreh was pending, which has also been now completed.

After commissioning of railway connectivity with Myanmar, North East India will be connected to the railway network to link up with the ambitious 81,000 Km long TARN through Imphal-Moreh-Tamu-Kalay.

For the development of Northeast India’s economy, trade, tourism and people-to-people contacts between the region and Southeast Asian countries, the TARN will play a vital role, the NFR sources pointed.

Moreover, the Indian Railways Construction Organisation has undertaken many survey works for new railway lines to connect other neighbouring countries, including Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh.