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Indian Railways to Connect Cities in Northeast States by 2020

The Indian Railways is to connect all the major cities in the Northeast states except Sikkim by 2020. All the state capitals are included as a part of this connectivity push of the Indian railway system. 

The last five years have seen a considerable improvement in the connectivity among the Northeast states. As a part of this improvement plan, the broad gauge rail connectivity was first implemented from the suburban part of Itanagar in 2015. 

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The other parts of the Northeast that has been a part of this enhanced connectivity plan are Tripura, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, Meghalaya, and Assam. This push for connectivity is due to the major focus of Northeast states under the current government. 

An increase of 161% of the average budget allotted for the rail infra for 2014-2019 has led to an improved rail connectivity among the cities in the Northeastern India. With this initiative, the overall rail connectivity of the country is to considerably improve and help passengers commute within these states better. 

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