Kisama, Kohima: The general manager of North Frontier Railway on Thursday said the Indian Railways was working to connect Nagaland state capital by rail in a few years to facilitate trade.  

Speaking as the guest of honour at Cultural Connect, a programme at the ongoing Hornbill Festival at Kisama, Anshul Gupta said Kohima and other districts of Nagaland have progressed very fast.

Gupta hoped that the trains that will reach Kohima in the next few years will help tourists visiting the state reach Kohima—the place where the Hornbill festival is hosted – from various parts of the country. 

He added that a railway line will be a major boost for the local economy, even providing job avenues in the state. Gupta said the Railways would also work to provide world-class medical and cultural facilities, which will be operated by the locals. 

He said the railway route from Dimapur to Kohima would consist of about 8 stations and will display the vibrant culture and heritage of the Naga tribes. In this regard, he requested the state government to plan the architectural design based on the tribes of Nagaland.

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