Khandu reviews railway projects in Arunachal

Itangar, Sep 4: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Wednesday reviewed all the railway projects in the state with the Northeastern Frontier Railway officials.

During the meeting with NF Railway (Construction) General Manager NK Prasad, Chief Minister had discussion on construction of Murkongselek to Pasighat railway line.

Khandu promised all cooperation of state government in expediting the project.

The discussion also included review on status of several ambitious railway projects proposed in Arunachal.

The 190km Bhalukpong-Tawang railway line bordering China which will involve 177km of tunneling.

Estimated to be completed in 10 years, survey works involving marking of alignment, soil inspection etc has been completed and Detailed Project Report will soon be prepared.

Chief Minister also enquired on other railway projects such as Pasighat-Tezu, Bame-Aalo, and all other projects proposed in the foothill areas of the state.

During the meeting, Khandu further discussed on scope to help farmers export their produce by railway expanding its role for transportation of perishable cargo items.

He also sought status on satisfaction level of customers on rail service from Naharlagun to Assam’s Guwahati and Tinsukia.

Chief Minister urged the railway officials to maintain customer satisfaction level and to impose ban on use of non-biodegradable products.

He suggested the railways maintain utmost hygiene and to use perishable items like bamboo products.