Railways aims for new heights with train to Tawang at 10,000 feet
GUWAHATI: Aiming to take railway services in the region to new heights, the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has planned to bring trains to Arunachal Pradesh's Tawang.
Tawang is located at a height of 10,000 feet on the border with China. Survey work for the project will start next year.
NFR general manager (construction), H K Jaggi, said three strategic lines connecting Bhalukpung to Tawang, Murkongselek (Assam) to Pasighat in Arunachal and Silapathar (Assam) to Bane in Arunachal were in the pipeline.
The estimated cost of the project is Rs 50,000 crore to Rs 70,000 crore. Jaggi said the Bhalukpung-Tawang line would be the most challenging as it would pass through terrain with altitudes ranging from 500 feet to 9,000 feet.
Crucial supply link in that area
Fantastic! We should concentrate more on transportation to china border.. this would help the indian army
Hopefully Modi should be voted again to make India strong and capable
About bloody time. China has superfast trains in Tibet. They can move an armoured division from Beijing to Lhasa in 48 hours. Something similar would take India 6 months. Glad Modi Sarkar is finally in power.
This will further tighten India''s hold over Arunachal. Troop build up would be much faster. I wish this had happened 10 years ago, when China was connecting Mainland China to Lhasa through the Tibetan Railway. But then the UPA Govt was too busy making money to pay attention to India''s strategic needs.
Delhi - 3 hours ago
This move is unprecedented in the history of Indian railway. This govt. Is determined to make India the the power we have all dreaming for ever. Great..
Well done Railways.After Train to Kashmirit will reach Tawang and maybe Tibet. Hail Hail Modi
Vishnu Swaroop Kyanam
The Best Move by the Railways. It should be Showcase of Technology. Jai Modiji and Jai Hind.
Rama Narayan Panda
after a long time, the government have focused on north east. IT is a good sign. thanks
Will help a lot in Army mobilisation. Tawang is the most important potential battlefield in Arunachal.
ignore china & do everything whats needed in arunachal pradesh....well done BJP govt,
Great Development indeed ,Tawang has a population of 49500 so railways investing 50000 crores would mean 1 crore per population .This connectivity would help in tourism ,trade and defence .