Indian Railway line at 10,000 ft in Tawang soon

Indian Railway line at 10,000 ft in Tawang soon

India’s bid to take trains to Arunachal Pradesh`s Tawang district at a height of 10,000 ft is inching closer to reality with the laying foundation stone of Northeast frontier railways camp office cum rest house in this scenic mountainous border town on Friday.

Tawang, a strategic border town in Arunachal Pradesh, which China claims to be southern Tibet. “We are very soon going to connect Tawang with railways,” General Manager Northeast Frontier Railway Construction, Nilesh Kishore Prasad, said.

He said the railway line from Bhalukpong to Tawang will be 198 km, out of which 177 km will be under tunnels with very little disturbance to the ecology.

Kumar said the proposed railway tunnel crossing Dzela pass will be 27 km is one of the longest tunnel in the country. Read More

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