Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Arunachal, Meghalaya to be on rail map this financial year

Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya will appear on Indian Railway map during this financial year, Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge on Tuesday promised in his Interim Rail Budget speech.

The Railways is now on course to convert the strategically important 510 km long Rangiya - Murkongselek Metre Gauge line into Broad Gauge within this financial year. The capital of Arunanchal Pradesh, Itanagar, would  soon be on rail map in this financial year, as Harmuti-Naharlagun newline is expected to be commissioned shortly. Meghalaya is also all set to come on the Railway map in this financial year, as Dudhnoi – Mehendipathar newline is getting completed by March 2014, Kharge said.