Ministry of Railways has moved ahead with an innovative idea to connect 4 neighbouring countries with India as the railway lines will help all the commuters to visit nations without any hurdle thus making it easy and feasible. Indian Railways have started off with layout plan where nations like Bhutan, Bangladesh, Myanmar and Nepal will be linked altogether for conveyance purpose. The idea was carried with a nod from the Centre where the links will pave for better relationships and economy build up within the countries.
Announced by Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu at a programme today on January 20, where the agreement was signed in the presence of Indian Railway Department and UNESCO. The sole aim is to strengthen the relation amongst the nations which is already cordial but fragile in trades. The connectivity will help billion of people to travel thus pouring in lots of revenue in Tourism and Trades.
Currently, under process, a full proof plan is on the run where development work is taking care of along with trying best to create a circuit within these 5 countries eventually leading to a successful effort towards appropriate and profitable interaction, employment, connectivity and tourism. As of now, main cities or tier I and II areas will be the centre of linking which includes 8 State capitals of the North-East region.
According to Suresh Prabhu, Railway Minister of India, “Horticulture, floriculture, handicraft of the region would get a bigger market after the state capitals are connected with the rest of the country. The tourism potentiality of the regions will get a proper boost.“
Mr Prabhu showed his interest in travelling to Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh in the next two days eventually paying a visit to the respective State’s Tourism Minister and Chief Minister, respectively followed by a visit to local areas and religious shrines and places. Coming to the initial stage, the Centre has already provided Rs. 3.5 to 4 lakh crores as investment purpose for the plan of which Rs. 40,000 crores will be used for the development of rest of Railways links per State in India.