The Indian Railways intends to extend its network to Tawang, Arunachal, and other sections of this frontier state, taking into account India’s security strategy towards the Line of Actual Control (LAC) along the Indo-China border and its goal to assist the Indian Army in pushing its personnel and equipment to border areas.
Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) general manager Anshul Gupta stated that the Indian Railways had finished the final location survey and that the report had already been forwarded to higher authority, according to a Guwahati article.
“The Defence Ministry also had its first meeting, during which they approved two further projects: Pasighat-Parshuram-Wakro and Bame-Aalo up to Mechuka. These initiatives have received approval, and the surveys have been finished. By March 2025, we hope to have finished the new line work in Pasighat,” Gupta stated.
“We are working on an umbrella project worth Rs 1.2 lakh crore with the Indian Army, various organizations, and the state governments of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Mizoram, and Sikkim to comment on some important border areas,” Gupta stated.