Centre Clears Tunnel, Railway Line Projects To Tawang

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said the Centre has approved the construction of a tunnel at Sela Pass to Tawang and over 800 km of railway lines to three strategic locations of the state.

Singh said this while speaking at the 11th Maitree Diwas celebrations at Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh on Thursday.

"The Centre has also approved operationalization of Pasighat Airport, to set up Hollongi Airport near Itanagar and work to establish three strategic railway lines in the region," he added.

"The moves are expected to boost connectivity in the hill state as well as tourism," he said.

Located at an elevation of approximately 3,048 metres, Tawang is often claimed by China as part of South Tibet....

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