外文标题：Government starts proposal for building 4 rail lines along China border
NEW DELHI: Government today said it has initiated the proposal for construction of 1,352 km long four strategic railway lines along the China border.
The Defence Ministry has identified four strategic lines along India-China border -- Missamari-Tenga-Tawang (378 km), Bilaspur-Manali-Leh (498 km), Pasighat-Tezu-Rupai (227 km) and North Lakhimpur-Bame-Silapathar (249 km), Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha said in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha.
The Railway Ministry has requested the Defence Ministry to convey approval to carry out final location survey at an estimated cost of Rs 345 crore and provide the necessary funds.
Sinha, however, said none of these projects has been sanctioned.
"The time of completion and cost cannot be ascertained till completion of the final location survey and detailed geo-technical studies, as all these projects pass through very difficult terrains of young Himalayas," he said.
Lokesh Singh (Delhi)
its a brave step towards securing border and simultaneously connecting far fledged places with robust transportation network. nevertheless, a late start.
I am not sure that Railway lines are strategically a good idea as Railways are more easily disrupted in war and tougher to repair for tactical use. Particularly so in mountainous terrain.
Ravi Jindal (Mansa, Punjab)
a great move. this step will strengthen our border security in Himachal Pradesh and Leh-Ladakh region and also provide public transport.
Rajiv Agrawal (Unknown)
what was congres during since last 4 decade even after loosing war with china??
Rajendra Bongale ()
That is very good move.....