In a bid to take Indian railways to new heights, the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) is gearing up to connect Arunachal Pradesh’s Tawang with trains.
Situated at a height of 10,000 feet on Indo-China border, the project is likely to begin next year.
According to H K Jaggi, NFR General Manager (construction), three lines are under pipeline – Bhalukpung to Tawang, Murkongselek (Assam) to Pasighat in Arunachal, and Silapathar (Assam) to Bane in Arunachal.
With an estimated cost of Rs. 50,000 crore to Rs. 70,000 crore, the project will face its most challenging part when the Bhalukpung-Tawang line will be laid as the terrain passes through altitudes as high as 9,000 feet. More info and photos
By A. Bisaria www.indiatimes.com