After 100 Years, Nagaland Gets Second Railway Station

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The north-eastern state of Nagaland has got its second railway station after a gap of more than 119 years with the commissioning of a new branch at Shokhuvi.


  • The first railway station was opened here in the year 1903, which is famous as Dimapur Railway Station.
  • State Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio flagged off the Donyi Polo Express from Shokhuwi Railway Station. Describing the day as historic, he called it "Red Letter Day'' for the province.

  • Earlier, the Donny Polo Express ran daily between Guwahati in Assam and Naharlagun in Arunachal Pradesh. Which has now been extended to Shokhuvi, a few kilometres away from Dimapur, by increasing the number of railway stations.

  • Where this railway station is located is a small village called Shokhuvi, which is located 25 km away from the district headquarter Dimapur.

Nagaland State :

  • Nagaland was formally recognized as a separate state on December 1, 1963, with Kohima declared as its capital.

  • It is bounded by Arunachal Pradesh in the northeast, Manipur in the south and Assam in the west and northwest and Myanmar (Burma) in the east.

  • Mithun (Gyal) is the state animal of Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh.

  • Blyth's Tragopan is the state bird of Nagaland.

  • The Konyaks are the largest tribe, followed by the Aos, Tangkhul, Semas and Angami.

  • Other tribes include the Lotha, Sangtam, Phom, Chang, Khim Hungama, Yimchungar, Zeliang, Chakhesang (chokri) and Rengma.

Protected Areas in Nagaland :

  • Intanki National Park

  • Singphan Wildlife Sanctuary

  • Puliebadze Wildlife Sanctuary

  • Fakim Wildlife Sanctuary

Major Festivals :

  • The 'Hornbill Festival' is a festival held in Nagaland every year from 1 to 10 December.

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