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Posted: Apr 08 2014 (19:53)
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New/Special TrainsNFR/Northeast Frontier -Apr 08 2014 (19:16) Itanagar gets its first passenger train
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The Arunachal capital on Monday was put on the country's railway map with the first passenger train of about 400 commuters arriving at Naharlagun near Itanagar.
The train with 10 passengers and two goods compartments, towed by a diesel engine, left Dekargaon at 7 AM and arrived at Itanagar at 12.30 PM, covering a distance of 181 km.
"It is a great day for Arunachal Pradesh," C D Sharma, who had bought the first ticket for Naharlagun at Dekargaon railway station for Rs 35 said. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had announced introducing train...
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