The dream of many travelers to take an adventurous trip to Tawang will soon come true as Indian Railways is planning to expand railway connectivity in Arunachal Pradesh. The proposed railway lines – Bhalukpong-Tenga-Tawang (378 km), North Lakhimpur-Bame-Aalo-Silapathar (247.85 km) and Pasighat-Tezu-Parshuram Kund-Rupai (227 km) will improve connectivity with the northern and eastern borders of Arunachal. . province. Union Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain met a team from NFR along with Chief Minister Pema Khandu to review the status of railway projects in the state.
A statement issued by Pema Khandu said, Officials said that the Northeast Frontier Railway is giving priority to the Bhalukpung-Tenga-Tawang railway line due to its strategic importance.
At an altitude of 10,000 feet, about 80% of the railway line will pass through tunnels. To reduce the distance, Indian Railways has suggested building two-lane roads with tunnels on the line.
The report quoted Rajen Gohain as saying that, once the survey is completed and the formalities are cleared, the Bhalukpung-Tenga-Tawang line is likely to be ready in 6-7 years.
Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha said, “The railway line will not only help in accelerating the socio-economic development of the people but will also help in terms of security.”
Tawang, located at an altitude of 10,000 feet in the east of Bhutan, is not only a holy site for Buddhists but also a popular destination among travelers. Bumla Pass, which is only 37 km from Tawang, marks the India-China border.
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