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PM Modi to inaugurate Meghalaya's first train on Nov 29

PTI 26 Nov 2014, 14:14:53 PM IST

Shillong: Meghalaya will be on the railway map when Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate its first train connecting Dudhnoi in Assam with Mendipatha in the state on November 29.

The Prime Minister will flag-off the new rail connectivity to Mendipathar in North Garo Hills from Maligaon in Guwahati and then speak to the people of Garo hills through video conferencing, Deputy Commissioner of North Garo Hills district D Sangma said.

Approved in 1992-93, foundation of the 19.47 km broad guage railway line was laid by Chief Minister Mukul Sangma in 2012.

The British had unsuccessfully built the Cherra Companyganj State Railways in Khasi and Jaintia hills region in 1895-96.