Government to fast-track rail link to Arunachal’s strategic border region of Tawang


Government to fast-track rail link to Arunachal’s strategic border region of Tawang

Indian Railways is planning to construct a new railway line on priority basis to Arunachal Pradesh’s Tawang district, given its strategic location close to the international border with China.

Union minister of state for railways Rajen Gohain and a team of Northeastern Frontier Railways (NFR) disclosed this on Friday during a meeting with chief minister Pema Khandu to review status of railway projects in the state.

Survey on 11 new railway lines are in progress in the state while two other surveys have been completed. Of these, the Bhalukpung-Tenga-Tawang, Silapathar-Bame-Aalo and the Pasighat-Tezu-Parasuramkund-Rupai lines are identified by the National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS) and are being funded by the defence ministry. Read More

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