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6. New Delhi-Hanoi Rail Link -

India is planning New Delhi-Hanoi Rail Link with two possible routes. The main tasks of developing New Delhi-Hanoi Rail Link are: (a) to link India’s Manipur with India’s main railway corridor, and (b) to re-establish and renovate railway networks in Myanmar.

RITES has already completed a preliminary study to establish Delhi-Hanoi railway link in 2006.There are also other rail link projects like the Jiribam-Imphal-Moreh line in Manipur and the Tamu-Kalay-Segyi line in Myanmar, as well as rehabilitation of Myanmar’s existing Segyi-Chaungu Myohaung line. According to the RITES, the Jiribam-Imphal-Moreh rail link is estimated to cost US$ 649 million, the Tamu-Kalay-Segyi link in Myanmar US$ 296 million, and the cost of refurbishing the Segyi-Chungu-Myohaung line has been pegged at US$ 62.5 million. All these rail links would ultimately add up to the New Delhi-Hanoi rail link proposed at the MGC ministerial meeting held in Phnom Penh in June 2003.

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