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Connecting the northeastern capitals by rail will produce enormous dividends.

  1. First broad-gauge locomotive has rolled into the capital of Tripura on a trial run,passenger services will commence in March, and travellers will be able to ride directly to Kolkata.
  2. Bus service already connects the two cities but the route cuts through Bangladesh. This excludes travellers without passports
  3. This is the first step in a long overdue project, deadlined for 2020, to connect the capitals of all the northeastern states to the rest of India.
  4. By 2017, a line will be laid to Akhaura in Bangladesh, which will offer through connectivity all the way to Chittagong.
  5. Railway system has served India as a great unifier, binding together diverse cultures in a web of steel.
  6. This project will reduce the psychological distances which seem to sequester the Northeast.

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