The Central government has sanctioned eight new railway lines connecting several locations in the foothills of the strategically-located mountainous Arunachal Pradesh.
The move has been welcomed by Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu, The sanctioned projects include the three proposed railway lines extending to Tawang, Aalo and the one connecting Pasighat-Roing-Tezu.
According to a press release issued by the CMO, on insistence from the Chief Minister, the eight new railway lines – Itakhola to Seijosa (18 km), Doomdooma-Namsai-Wakro (96 km), Dangri-Roing (60 km) Naharkatia-Deomali (20 km), Lekhapani-Nampong-New Khamlang-Deben (75 km) and Tinsukia to Pasighat via Kanubari (300 km) were sanctioned by the Ministry of Railways,
Khandu, who dubbed it as “a dream come true”, expressed that ultimately things have started to move. He told this to the General Manager of Northeast Frontier Railway (Construction), HK Jaggi, who called on the Chief Minister along with his officials.
The CM thanked the Prime Minister and the Railway Ministry for sanctioning of these projects in a meeting attended by WRD Minister Kamlung Mossang.
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