Sikkim's capital city of Gangtok is set to be linked to the capitals of all other north-eastern states by March 2022.
The work on the project is expected to be completed by 2022 after which Gangtok will be connected to the other six north-eastern state capitals.
“We have already completed 45 percent of the work in projects of the northeast. We hope to bring Sikkim on the national railways' map by March 2022," a senior official quoted.
It is to be mentioned that the capitals of Assam, Tripura and Arunachal Pradesh have already been connected by the broad gauge rail network. However, the work to connect the other state capitals - Shillong (Meghalaya), Imphal (Manipur), Kohima (Nagaland)- is ongoing and is expected to be completed by 2020, with the exception of Gangtok (Sikkim) which will be brought to the national rail map by March 2022.
Updated by: News Sources 2019-07-25 5:47 PM