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Mendipathar railway station is a railway station located in Resubelpara Municipal Board Jurisdiction, Meghalaya, India.

Mendipathar
Indian Railway Station
Terminal station
LocationDilma Rd, Mendipathar, North garo hills district, Meghalaya
India
Coordinates25°53′40″N 90°35′59″E / 25.8943300°N 90.5997800°E / 25.8943300; 90.5997800
Elevation916 m (3,005 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated byNortheast Frontier Railway
Line(s)Dudhnoi - Mendipathar Rail Line
Platforms1
Tracks2
Construction
Structure typeTerminus
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codeMNDP
Zone(s) Northeast Frontier Railway
Division(s) Rangiya railway division
History
Opened2012; 7 years ago (2012)
ElectrifiedNo
Location
Mendipathar railway station is located in Meghalaya
Mendipathar railway station
Mendipathar railway station
Location in Meghalaya

HistoryEdit

A line between Dudhnoi and Deepa was proposed in dail budget 1992–93.[1] Later alignment was changed to Dudhnoi-Mendipathar in 2007 due to opposition of local people. Due to late handling of land to railways in Assam and Meghalaya, the work was slow up to 2013. Acquisition of land was completed by March 2013.[2]

Current statusEdit

It currently is the first and only railway station in Meghalaya, a hilly state. The train station was inaugurated by the Prime minister of India, Narendra Modi on 30 November 2014, through a video feed to the ceremony gathering at Mendipathar. Mendipathar - Guwahati Passenger is the only train from the station.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Railway budget 1992-93".
  2. ^ "First railway station in Meghalaya".

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