Meghalaya finally on India’s railway map, over 60 years after Independence
Meghalaya was recently added to the country’s railway map with Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagging off a first passenger train to the northeastern state. The latest estimated project cost is about Rs 275 crore.
With the commissioning of this line, Meghalaya, which was the only state among the seven sisters of the Northeast not having any railway line, has been brought into the Railway Map of India. The Dudhnoi – Mendipathar railway line passes through Goalpara district of Assam.
Out of the total length of 19.75 km of the line, 10.26 km falls in Assam and 9.49 km in Meghalaya. There are three stations on this route including Dudhnoi. The two others are Nolbari and Mendipathar.