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Railways to install national flags at 41 places

Agartala: The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has determined to put in nationwide flags at 41 areas by March subsequent yr to impart a way of nationalism and patriotism amongst passengers, an official mentioned on Thursday.

β€œThe 100-feet tall flags would be installed in 41 places including railway stations located at state capitals, district headquarters and places having historical and tourist importance,” NFR Chief Public Relations Officer Subhanan Chanda advised IANS.

He mentioned two such flags have already been put in at Guwahati (in Assam) and New Jalpaiguri (in West Bengal) railway stations.

The official mentioned the flags are being put in following the directives of the Railway Board for bettering the aesthetics of the railway stations and to impart a way of nationalism and patriotism among the many passengers and different rail customers.

The NFR, one of many 17 railway zones in India, is liable for extending rail strains and sustaining practice providers in seven districts of West Bengal and 5 districts in north Bihar, moreover the eight northeastern states, together with Sikkim.

The NFR has been working to increase the railway strains to a few extra capital cities of northeast states β€” Imphal (Manipur), Aizawl (Mizoram) and Kohima (Nagaland) β€” by 2020.

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