The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has showcased itself in the exhibition at the Hornbill Festival 2021 being held at the Naga Heritage village Kisama, located near Kohima.
NF Railway’s unique and interesting stall at the famous Hornbill Festival 2021 that started from December 1, 2021 was inaugurated by Nagaland Chief Secretary J. Alam in presence of Anshul Gupta, General Manager of NF Railway.
The General Manager of NF Railway also graced as the Chief Guest of Thursday’s cultural programme at the Hornbill Festival 2021.
The NF Railway’s presentation depicts modernization of Indian Railways with ongoing rail connectivity works in the Northeast region.
“Many informative write-ups and railway models are being displayed in the exhibition which attracted a large number of visitors. A PRS counter has also been opened at the exhibition to facilitate railway passengers and local population,” Guneet Kaur, chief public relations officer (CPRO), NFR said in a statement.
The Hornbill Festival, a yearly feature taking place in the first week of December is a modern day cultural extravaganza of all Naga tribes.
The festival was conceptualized to showcase Naga culture, traditional and contemporary, in the spirit of unity in diversity.
NF Railway serves the region by bringing in essential and trade commodities; hence the presentation of Railways at this famous event gives a wholesome perspective with additional travel facilities to tourists like the PRS counter.
Rail connectivity to Northeastern states has been the most important project for Indian Railways.
In this regard, Anshul Gupta, General Manager of NF Railway, called on Assam & Nagaland Governor Prof. Jagdish Mukhi at Kohima on December 1.
During the meet, Railway connectivity for the economic progress of the state was discussed.
NF Railway is executing various rail connectivity projects in the Northeast region including Dimapur-Kohima new line project.
This 82.5 Km long new railway line will connect the existing station Dhansiri near Dimapur to Zubza near Kohima, the capital of Nagaland.
Out of total stretch, 2.75 Km are within the Assam area and the rest 79.75 Km within Nagaland.