Defence Ministry identifies four strategic rail lines along Indo-China border

The Defence Ministry has identified 4 strategic rail lines along the Indo-China border.

Four strategic rail lines are

  • Arunachal Pradesh: 378 kilometre long Missamari – Tenga -Tawang and 227 kilometre long Pasighat -Tezu -Rupai railway projects.
  • Jammu and Kashmir: 498 kilometre long Bilaspur- Manali –Leh. It also includes some part of Himachal Pradesh.
  • Assam: 249-kilometre long North Lakhimpur-Along-Silapathar.

However, Defence ministry has not identified any strategic railway line along Pakistan border.

After the approval of Defence Ministry, Railway Ministry will carry out the final location survey at a cost of Rs 345 crore.

The time of completion and cost of these projects will be finalized after detailed geo-technical studies and final sanction.

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