GoI releases funds for Misamari – Tawang railway line

ITANAGAR, Nov 23: The Government of India has released an amount of Rs 47.18 Crore to the Northeastern Frontier Railway (Construction) for the progress of survey work for three lines in the North East region including the Misamari – Tawang line.
This was informed by Defence Secretary, Sanjay Mitra through a letter dated November 10 to Arunachal Pradesh Chief Secretary, Satya Gopal.
Earlier, Union Defence Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, along with a team of senior Defence Ministry officers, including Mitra had held a high-level meeting with Chief Minister Pema Khandu, MoS Home Kiren Rijjiju, Minister for Land Management, Nabam Rebia and senior state government officials, headed by Chief Secretary Satya Gopal on November 4 last at Itanagar.
Sitharaman had assured release of requisite funds for conducting survey for laying the strategic railway line from Missamari (Assam) to Tawang.
Of the released amount, the Indian Railways have incurred an expenditure of Rs 55.73 lakh, leaving a balance of Rs 46.62 crore for progressing the working during 2017-18, Mitra informed.
The Defence Secretary, while assuring the Government of Arunachal Pradesh that there will be no funding constraints and necessary resources will be made available for work, said that the Indian Railways have been requested to intimate exact requirement of additional fund during 2017-18.
‘The Defence Minister is taking up the issue of early completion of the survey work separately with the Railway Minister’, he added.