Monday, May 10, 2010

Railway Map of Manipur

  1. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh laid the foundation stone for the rail head at Jiribam in 2004, initially planned from Jiribam to Tupul.
  2. The plan stretches the rail line upto Imphal, Malom Makha Leikai Boroimakhong.
  3. Chief Minister, O Ibobi on March 29, 2010, laid the foundation stone for digging 25-IB tunnel for the Jiribam-Tupul railway line at Noney in Tamenglong. 
  4. The construction of Jiri-Tupul railway line target was 2012. Extended till 2014.
  5. The railway line from Tupul to Imphal targeted to be completed by 2014 has been extended till 2016.
  6. The Jiribam-Tupul is Board-Gauge Railway Line. The total length: 98 km but shorten to 84 km.
  7. Major 9 stations between Jiribam and Tupul: Jiribam, Bolakhan, Keimai Rd, Kambiron, Thingu, Molsang, Noney, Tupul, Konthoujam and Sagoltongba of Imphal West District.
  8. Construction of 10 out of total 46 tunnels completed. Construction works for another 5 tunnels started. 
  9. The longest tunnels are: 5.9 km long of Kambiron, 4.9 Km long between Jiribam-Tupul, and 10.75 Km between Tupul-Imphal sections. 
  10. The longest bridge: The Maku River, 500 meter.
  11. The high mountains are penetrated by constructing tunnels, and the deep river gorges between the mountain ridges are connected by tall bridges. The tallest of such bridges, near Noney, spans over a gorge with an overall length of about 700m, with main superstructures will be steel open web through type girders of 103.5m span. The pillars are of reinforced cement concrete hollow type with the tallest pillar being 141m high.
  12. The 10 km long Jiribam to Dholakhal targeted completion by 2011.
  13. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved the proposal of the Broad Gauge 27-km rail line from Tupul to Imphal. 
  14. There will be 14 large bridge and 73 small bridges within the Jiribam-Tupul railway line. 
  15. The estimated cost of the Jiri-Imphal railway line: Rs 2714 crore for 22 tunnels, 93 small bridges and 81 big bridges. 
  16. Mamata Banerjee, the railway minister, announced a diesel locomotive centre for Manipur. “Imphal will soon be connected. As an advance planning, the ministry proposes to set up a diesel locomotive centre in Manipur,” said Mamata. (Feb 26, 2011).
  17. Shashi Tharoor, Union Minister of India, announced on 9 April 2010, that the central government is considering a rail link from Manipur to Vietnam.
  18. Connecting India to Burma, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore, the proposed Trans-Asian Railway Network (TARN) will pass through Manipur (Moreh). 
  19. The NF Railway Construction Organisation is behind the construction of the tallest bridge in the world at Noney under Tamenglong District in Manipur, at a pillar height of upto 141 metres, surpassing the existing tallest structure of Mala-Rijeka Bridge on Belgrade-Bar railway line in Europe where the height of the pillars are 139m. Targeting completion by March 2016.  
  20. On October 11, 2014, Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh renamed the Kambiron Railway sub-station [the biggest sub-station along the Jiribam to Imphal via Tupul Railway line] as Haipou Jadonang Raiway Sub-station.