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World�s tallest railway bridge in Manipur

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IMPHAL, Nov 12 - Union Railways Minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu today said that the construction work on the tallest railway bridge in the world has already started in Manipur and is being targeted to be completed by March 2018.

Prabhu was speaking at the foundation stone laying ceremony of Tupul station building, safety tunnel of longest tunnel number 12 and commencement of work at portal number 2 at 1st Manipur Rifles Parade Ground here on Saturday.

Stating that providing railway connectivity to North East is a commitment, Prabhu also said that infrastructure creation in the North East is being ensured with the provision of more budget allocation for NE. Saying that NE has immense potential for tourism which can generate large number of jobs, a Comprehensive Tourism Plan for the region is being worked out.

State Governor Dr Najma A Heptulla, who was the chief guest at the function, said that Jiribam-Tupul-Imphal railway project, a national project, is of utmost importance which is aimed at providing an alternative means of communication to the people of Manipur. With the coming of railway connectivity there will be a sea change in the connectivity scenario of Manipur and in economic spheres, she added and appealed to the people not to disturb the execution of works.

Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh appealed that the railway project be extended upto Moreh. Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar, Union MoS (Railways) Rajen Gohain and Dy CM Gaikhangam among others also attended the function.

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World�s tallest railway bridge in Manipur

IMPHAL, Nov 12 - Union Railways Minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu today said that the construction work on the tallest railway bridge in the world has already started in Manipur and is being targeted to be completed by March 2018.

Prabhu was speaking at the foundation stone laying ceremony of Tupul station building, safety tunnel of longest tunnel number 12 and commencement of work at portal number 2 at 1st Manipur Rifles Parade Ground here on Saturday.

Stating that providing railway connectivity to North East is a commitment, Prabhu also said that infrastructure creation in the North East is being ensured with the provision of more budget allocation for NE. Saying that NE has immense potential for tourism which can generate large number of jobs, a Comprehensive Tourism Plan for the region is being worked out.

State Governor Dr Najma A Heptulla, who was the chief guest at the function, said that Jiribam-Tupul-Imphal railway project, a national project, is of utmost importance which is aimed at providing an alternative means of communication to the people of Manipur. With the coming of railway connectivity there will be a sea change in the connectivity scenario of Manipur and in economic spheres, she added and appealed to the people not to disturb the execution of works.

Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh appealed that the railway project be extended upto Moreh. Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar, Union MoS (Railways) Rajen Gohain and Dy CM Gaikhangam among others also attended the function.