Indian Railways mulling to link Myanmar border in Mizoram by rail

The Northeast Dialogue


As a part of the Act East Policy, Indian Railways is planning to link the Myanmar border in Mizoram by rail, said an official statement from Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR). As per the statement, Railway Board has recently accorded its approval for the Final Location Survey (FLS) of the 223 km, Sairang (Aizawl) to Hbichhuah in Mizoram, near the Myanmar border. 

Considering the strategic importance of the region and its potential for economic development, the Ministry of Railways has decided to undertake the project, stated a press release from NFR. This initiative will provide an additional access point to Northeast India through Hbichhuah, which is expected to lower the cost and time of transportation of goods via the Sittwe Port in Myanmar to the Northeast.

The proposed new broad-gauge line will promote trade connectivity and ties between India and Myanmar and the wider region. It will also help in boosting the economic development of Northeast states.



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