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Government of India
Ministry for Development of North-East Region
04-February-2011 15:47 IST
Linking Capitals of North Eastern States to Main Lines by Rail, Road and Air Routes
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          Government has accorded priority to linking of the capitals of North Eastern States to main lines by rail, road and air routes.  Sector-wise details on the same are as under:

 

Railway Sector

 

Details on the rail connectivity status/projects taken up by the Ministry of Railways for linking State capitals of the North Eastern States are given below:

 

Sl. No.

State - Capital

Status of rail connectivity/projects under implementation

Target completion

1.      

Arunachal Pradesh - Itanagar

Harmuti-Itanagar project

March 2012

2.      

Assam - Guwahati

Already connected

 

3.      

Manipur - Imphal

Jiribam-Tupul

&

Tupul-Imphal projects

March 2014

 

March 2016

4.      

Meghalaya – Shillong

Azra-Byrnihat

&

Byrnihat-Shillong project

March 2014

 

March 2017

 

 

 

Sl. No.

State - Capital

Status of rail connectivity/projects under implementation

Target completion

5.      

Mizoram – Aizawl

Bhairabi-Sairang project

March 2015

6.      

Nagaland – Kohima

Dimapur-Zubza project

March 2015

7.      

Sikkim – Gangtok

Sivok- Rangpo project

December 2015

8.      

Tripura - Agartala

Already connected

 

 

Road Sector

All the State capitals of North Eastern States are already connected by National Highways.

Air Sector

Government has laid down Route Dispersal Guidelines with a view to achieve better regulation of air transport services taking into account the need for air transport services of different regions of the country including North Eastern Region.  It is, however, up to the airlines to provide air services to specific places depending upon the traffic demand and commercial viability while complying with Route Dispersal Guidelines.

Details on the air connectivity status/projects taken up by the Ministry of Civil Aviation for linking State capitals of the North Eastern States are given below :

Sl. No.

State - Capital

Status of  air connectivity/projects under implementation

Target completion

1.      

Arunachal Pradesh - Itanagar

New Green field airport at Itanagar is planned.

July 2015

2.      

Assam - Guwahati

Already connected

 

3.      

Manipur - Imphal

Already connected

 

4.      

Meghalaya – Shillong

Already connected

 

5.      

Mizoram – Aizawl

Already connected

 

6.      

Nagaland – Kohima

New Green field airport at Chiethu(Kohima) is planned

No target date fixed.

7.      

Sikkim – Gangtok

New Green field airport at Pakyong(Gangtok)  is planned.

September 2012

8.      

Tripura - Agartala

Already connected

 

 

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