The Centre has started final location survey to connect Tawang, Aalo and Pasighat in Arunachal with broad gauge (BG) railway networks. The Union Minister of State for Communication and Railways, Manoj Sinha unveiled the commencement of the final location survey of the three new BG railway lines to Tawang via
Bhalukpong, Aalo via North Lakhimpur and Pasighat via Murkongselek. Mr. Sinha said that there is no dearth of funds for the construction of the new railway lines in the state.
ailway connectivity will not only boost the economic scenario of the state but would also improve the security apparatus and provide employment opportunities to the youth. The ministe further said that the roadmap for development of the country was prepared in 2014 under the leadership of Prime Minister, Narendra
Modi adding that, the dreams of connecting the frontier state of Arunachal Pradesh with rail network has been realized with the beginning of location survey.
The minister also added that the new railway lines would touch West Kameng, Bame, West Siang, Lower Subansiri, Parasuram Kund, Tezu, Rupai and other interior places of the state. The survey work of the new railway lines in the state is most likely to be completed by 2018.
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