After 100 Years, Nagaland Gets Second Railway Station
Tags: State News
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.
IMPORTANT FACTS -
- 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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