Finally, Meghalaya is on India’s railway map


Guwahati: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday flagged off the first passenger train from Mendipathar in Meghalaya to Dudhnoi in Assam, thereby putting Meghalaya for the first time on India’s railway map.

He compared the northeast region to Goddess Lakshmi, and said development of the region will help the rest of India.

The prime minister, who kick-started a three-day four-state tour of the region, also laid the foundation stone of a new broad gauge railway line between Bhairabi and Sairang in Mizoram.

“Vaastu Shastra claims that if one keeps the Eshan (northeast) corner of a house in order, it boosts the prosperity of the house. Similarly, I believe that if we can keep India’s northeast in order, it would help the rest of the country also,” Modi said in his address to thousands of people at the railway stadium in Guwahati. More info

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