Itanagar got its first passenger train: Itanagar on Indian Railway’s Map.
The capital city of Arunachal Pradesh – Itanagar – on April 7, 2014 received its first passenger train. With this Itanagar became the second state capital after Guwahati among the seven sister north-eastern states plus Sikkim to be placed on the railway map of India. The train includes 10 passengers and two goods compartment and will be carried by a diesel engine.
The Prime Minister of India Dr Manmohan Singh announced the plan of introduction of train services in his package for the state on 31 January 2008.
The train’s first journey started from Dekargaon and ended at Naharlagun after covering a distance of 181 km. During the journey the train carried about 400 commuters has also put Itanagar on the country’s railway map.