Railway Network Linking India and its Neighbors Under Consideration
20 January 2017
A railway network linking India and its neighboring countries, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, and Nepal, is being considered by the Government of India, according to India Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu. Developing railway connectivity will increase employment, interaction, trade, and tourism.
Work has already begun to connect the eight state capitals of the northeast region to the rest of India. The Minister shared that this initiative will give tourism a boost, and give the region's industries, such as horticulture, floriculture, and handicraft, a bigger market.