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cm N Biren Singhwho was present at the newly constructed Khongsang railway station to receive the flagged-off inaugural freight train from Guwahati on Sunday, tweeted his joy at witnessing its “momentary arrival”.
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Khongsang station was commissioned in 2022 under the Jiribam-Imphal new line project, but is yet to be operational. The line was suspended on May 3 after violence broke out in the state. Union Home Minister Amit Shah said during his visit to Manipur on June 1 that a temporary railway station will be opened at Khongsang.
North East Frontier Railway CPRO Sabyasachi Dey said: “The NFR has allowed piecemeal re-booking of wagons in a special case… A marketing inspector has been specially deputed at Imphal to facilitate Manipur-based traders to make bookings.”