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Sikkim’s long wait of 49 years ends as PM Modi lays foundation stone of ‘Rangpo’ railway station

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Sikkim’s long wait of 49 years ends as PM Modi lays foundation stone of ‘Rangpo’ railway station
Sikkim’s long wait of 49 years ends as PM Modi lays foundation stone of ‘Rangpo’ railway station
Sikkim’s long wait of 49 years ends as PM Modi lays foundation stone of ‘Rangpo’ railway station
PM addressing on the laying of foundation stone, inauguration & dedication of railway infra tasks by way of video conferencing on February 26, 2024.

Indian PM Narendra Modi on Monday laid the foundation stone for Sikkim’s first railway station viz Rangpo station.

The occasion marked a brand new starting within the state which waited patiently for the institution of a railways station for the previous 49 years.

Residents trusted street and air transport modes to this point.

“Rangpo station is the shape of a touristic and defensive level of view for Sikkim and India, Basically, Sikkim didn’t have a railway line earlier. The authorities has signed this undertaking in three phases. In the primary section, Sevoke to the Rangpo rail undertaking; within the different section, from Rangpo to Gangtok; and the third section, from Gangtok to Nathula,” Deputy railway supervisor of Alipurduar Amarjeet Agrawal mentioned to ANI.

Sivok-Rangpo is a 45-kilometre-long rail line connection undertaking.

As half of the undertaking, 41.55 km in size falls in West Bengal and three.41 km in Sikkim.

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