The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has planned to install national flags at 41 stations to instill a sense of nationalism among passengers.
According to a top NF Railway official the flags will be installed in 41 Railway stations by March in 2020.
“The 100-feet tall flags would be installed in 41 places including railway stations located at state capitals, district headquarters and places having historical and tourist importance,” said the official.
The official said two such flags have already been installed at Guwahati (in Assam) and New Jalpaiguri (in West Bengal) railway stations.
He said the flags are being installed following the directives of the Railway Board for improving the aesthetics of the railway stations and to impart a sense of nationalism and patriotism among the passengers and other rail users.
The NF Railway has been working to extend the railway lines to three more capital cities of Northeast — Imphal (Manipur), Aizawl (Mizoram) and Kohima (Nagaland) — by 2020.