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Railway The limping Iron Horse

-Sumar Singh

Railway is known to the American Red Indians as the ‘Iron Horse’, galloping away across the vast prairie and canyons. In the Ri Hynniewtrep of the Khasi Hills in Meghalaya, successive Governments of the state have welcomed the iron horse to reach upto Byrnihat near the border with Assam. However, several impediments have come along the way, specially the acquisition of land which has become a chronic problem. It is believed that the Byrnihat rail would speed up travelling especially in the transportation of goods, like essential commodities that would benefit at large the consumers, specially the poor sections. Surveys have been made time and again, but the work is never completed.

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