Indian Railways to expand its railway network to Arunachal Pradesh's Tawang.
The Indian Railways, taking into consideration India's security strategy towards Line of Actual Control (LAC) along the India-China border and to help the Indian Army to transport their equipment and soldiers into the border, has planned to expand its railway network to Arunachal Pradesh's Tawang and other parts of the Northeast India.
According to Anshul Gupta, General Manager of Northeast Frontier Railway, the final location survey report has already been sent to a higher authority.
“First meeting of the Defence Ministry was also held and they agreed on two other projects – one is Bame-Aalo upto Mechuka and another project is Pasighat-Parshuram-Wakro. These three projects have already been approved and their survey has also been completed. Our target is to complete the Pasighat new line work by March 2025,” Anshul Gupta said while speaking to News Agency, ANI.
Talking about the other railway projects of NE state, the General Manager further said, the NF railway is trying to complete the work of rail connectivity to Aizawl by December, 2023.
"There is some delay in Imphal connectivity after the Tupul incident. We are engaging in some precautionary works and we are targeting to complete the works by December 2024. The Sikkim works will be completed by December 2024, and the train will run to Serima in Nagaland in September this year. We will complete the railway project work of Serima to Kohima by March 2024. There is an umbrella project of border and hilly area connectivity projects worth Rs 1.20 lakh crore by aiming to connect some important towns and border areas of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Mizoram, and Sikkim and we are working on it with the state government, different organizations, Indian army," Anshul Gupta said.
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