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NEIWAC seeks Chennai region origin train stop at Dimapur Rly Station

Nagaland News

DIMAPUR, FEBRUARY 25: The North East India Welfare Association Chennai (NEIWAC) has sought the intervention of the Governor of Tamil Nadu, RN Ravi in reaching out to the Railway Ministry to reinstate the Chennai origin train service with a stop at Dimapur Railway Station.
In a letter to the Governor, NEIWAC president Wapangtoshi, who is also the Pastor, Naga Christian Fellowship Chennai (NCF Chennai), informed that before the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a direct train service originating from Chennai that had a stop at Dimapur Railway Station, benefiting a significant number of people from Northeast India, particularly those from Nagaland, Manipur, and some parts of Assam, living in and around Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
“The discontinuation of this service has caused immense difficulty for the people traveling back to their hometowns and for those coming to Chennai for essential purposes. The current travel options are either extremely time-consuming or involve a considerable increase in travel expenses”, it said.
Stating the need for restoration of the train service to ease the travel burden on the Northeast Indian community residing in and around Chennai as well as Northeast people in general, the NEIWAC said the reinstatement of the service will not only benefit the NE community but also strengthen the bond between the people of Tamil Nadu and Northeast India, contributing to a more inclusive and harmonious society.
(Page News Service)

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