Jiribam-Imphal Railway Project Nearing Completion, Set to Transform Northeastern Region

Jiribam-Imphal Railway

In a significant development for the North-eastern region of India, the Jiribam – Imphal new line railway project is nearing completion, marking a crucial milestone in the region’s connectivity. Indian Railways is playing a pivotal role in transforming the North-eastern states by executing multiple railway line projects, with the Jiribam – Imphal connectivity project being a cornerstone of this transformation.

The ambitious endeavor to construct new railway lines connecting all the state capitals in the North-eastern region is well underway as part of the capital connectivity projects. Sabyasachi De, Chief Public Relations Officer (CPRO) of Northeast Frontier Railway, emphasised the project’s significance and highlighted the Noney Bridge, a remarkable engineering feat that stands as an integral part of the 111 km long Jiribam – Imphal Railway line project.

The Noney Bridge, a marvel of engineering, is poised to become the world’s tallest Railway pier bridge, standing at an astonishing 141 meters in height. As per the latest progress report, the bridge is now 80 percent complete and is on track to become a symbol of human ingenuity and engineering excellence. It represents a commitment to overcoming geographical challenges and ensuring seamless rail connectivity.

CPRO Sabyasachi De underscored that the completion of the Noney Bridge and the Jiribam – Imphal Railway line project will not only enhance connectivity but also drive economic development in Manipur and the surrounding regions. The efficient transportation of goods and passengers via rail is expected to reduce costs, boost trade, and attract investment in various industries and infrastructure projects, ultimately creating new job opportunities and contributing to the overall prosperity of the region.

Furthermore, this project is set to play a pivotal role in the broader plan to integrate the North-eastern states with the rest of the country through improved connectivity. It is anticipated to stimulate trade, tourism, and people-to-people interactions, fostering a sense of unity and inclusion among regions. The Jiribam – Imphal railway project is characterized by multiple tunnels, with a total tunnel length of 61.32 km, and it includes the construction of 11 major bridges and 137 minor bridges.

The Jiribam – Imphal Railway project represents a transformative development for the North-eastern region, promising enhanced connectivity, economic growth, and a brighter future for the people of Manipur and the neighboring areas.

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