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Railways plans massive track expansion in Arunachal Pradesh, connect Tawang

Economic Times:  February 06, 2017

Guwahati: Union ministry of Railways is readying for building massive railway infrastructure in Arunachal Pradesh, state bordering china. Railways will start survey of three railway tracks linking Tawang. 

Railways are anticipating these projects will require investment of around Rs 50,000 to Rs 70,000 Crore. 

China has often claimed Arunachal as part of its territory. Union minister of state for Railways, Rajen Gohain on Saturday said, “Together with ministry of Defence we are developing border communication. We will initiate survey for three new railways lines.”

These railways tracks include Bhalukpung to Tawang, Silaphatar to Bama and Murkongselek via Rupai to Pasighat.

General Manager of North East Frontier Railway (NFR) (Construction), H.K Jaggi told said that the elevation of a track my range to 500 to 9000 feet. “We will first study the soil conditions and other geological conditions.” 

Railways planned to cover the length and breadth of Arunachal by railway network. The union budget 2017-18 has sanctioned survey of construction of new lines from Doom Dooma to Wakro via Simalguri, Namsai and Chowkham (96km), Dangri to Roing (60km), Lekhapani to Deban via Nampong (75 km),

Besides Tinsukia to Pasighat via Deomali Lekhapani Jairampur Kharsang Miao, Roing and Dambuk (300km).

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