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Efforts on to Connect More Arunachal Towns by Rail

After Modi flagged off trains brining Arunachal Pradesh in the Indian railway map, efforts are underway to connect all major towns by rail link.

Published: 28th February 2015 10:14 PM  |   Last Updated: 28th February 2015 10:14 PM   |  A+A-

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a gathering on the 29th Statehood Day of Arunachal Pradesh in Itanagar. PTI

By PTI

ITANAGAR: After Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off two trains brining Arunachal Pradesh in railway map of the country last week, efforts are on to connect all major towns of the state by rail link.

Balipara-Bhalukpong railway track is completed and awaiting trial run in April, Railways General Manager R K Singh informed Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today, according to a statement from the CMO here.

A proposal for connecting Parshuram Kund and Pasighat through Tezu is in the pipeline, it said.

Singh, who called on Tuki along with a team of railway officers, also informed him about the Along-Silapathar-North Lakhimpur railway line.

He sought help from the state government on issues relating to land acquisition near the Naharlagun Railway Station to build a bridge over river Pachin, the statement said.

The General Manager also asked the CM to help them in identifying a suitable land for construction of a railway guest house and office.

Tuki assured Singh of all assistance and said that any kind of development is welcome in Arunachal Pradesh, the statement said.

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