Major breakthrough in Dimapur-Kohima new rail line project

01 Jul 2023

In another major step towards completion of Dimapur - Kohima new Broad Gauge Line connectivity project, Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) recently achieved a major milestone in the third phase of the project. Breakthrough of Tunnel number 15 between Menguzuma and Zubza station that measures 160 m in length got done recently. This achievement is considered a major step ahead for connecting Kohima with rest of the nation through Indian Railways networkRailways stated Indian Railways is significantly contributing towards transformation of the North-eastern states by executing several new railway line projects. Constructing new railway lines to connect all the state capitals of north-eastern region is going on under capital connectivity projects and constructing of a new broad gauge railway line from Dimapur to Kohima in Nagaland is one such project.

The 82.50 Km long Dimapur - Kohima new railway line project, which takes off from the Dhansiri station of Assam to Zubza adjacent to Kohima, is being undertaken by Northeast Frontier Railway Construction Organization at an anticipated cost of Rs. 6,663 crore.

The total length of project is 82.5 km (2.75 Km in Assam and 79.75 Km in Nagaland) having eight new stations viz Dhansiri, Dhansiripar, Shokhuvi, Molvom, Pherima, Piphema, Menguzuma and Zubza.

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