Dimapur Rly Station cannot be deprived: K G Kenye

Dimapur Rly Station cannot be deprived: K G Kenye
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Kohima, September 29: Member Rajya Sabha from Nagaland, K.G. Kenye has sought immediate intervention of Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) authorities for improvement of Dimapur Railway Station.
Speaking at the Consultative Meeting of the NFR and Members of Parliament representing the area served by Lumding Division on September 28 in the Conference Hall of General Manager NFR at Maligoan; Guwahati, Kenye said Dimapur Station cannot be neglected from infrastructures and other amenities as this Station is serving both Nagaland and Manipur State and also parts of Assam.
He specifically raised lack of basic amenities and unhygienic condition of this station which has to be addressed without further delay.
To his query why waiting shed at Platform No.2 could not be constructed till today, the NFR replied land encroachment was the main factor impeding to take up the project.
While assuring the NFR to lend his assistance to solve land encroachment and other related issues, the MP requested the Chief Engineer of the Division to plan out an alternative for construction of the much needed Waiting Shed at PF No.2 as the land encroachment issue would take time in case the matter is lying with the court.
Kenye also demanded for construction of Rest Room for the passengers and installation of Solar Plant on the roof top. He also made an enquiry on the progress of the ongoing Dimapur (Dhansiri) to Zubza Railway project and sought for completion of the project within the stipulated time.
Besides improvement of infrastructures and amenities, the MP also suggested for adoption of Reservation policy in the Railway Recruitment which he feels local employees would have more advantageous to serve better in their respective area of operation as this Division is inhabited by multi ethnic community which each one having particular problems.
Kenye said Northeast Frontier Railways serves a very important region as it covers 8 states which is the biggest Division in the country surrounded by 5 countries and politically a strategic and hyper sensitive region from security point of view coupled with insurgency related problems and demanded for increase of Railway Protection Force for the Division in order to ensure the safety of the passengers from all unwanted activities. (Page News Service)