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Railway Station Road, Bhalukpong, West Kameng Distt., Pin- 790114
State: Arunachal Pradesh

Elevation: 162 m above sea level
Zone: NFR/Northeast Frontier   Division: Rangiya

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Aug 12 2021 (20:06) Toy train for tourists in Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh near China border (
New Facilities/Technology
NFR/Northeast Frontier

News Entry# 461755  Blog Entry# 5040225   
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Aug 12 2021 (20:06)
Station Tag: Naharlagun/NHLN added by Pit line at Bjp is need of the hour/48335

Aug 12 2021 (20:06)
Station Tag: Harmuti Junction/HMY added by Pit line at Bjp is need of the hour/48335

Aug 12 2021 (20:06)
Station Tag: Bhalukpong/BHNG added by Pit line at Bjp is need of the hour/48335
The NFR would begin ground work for the project immediately and hopes to finish it in six months
Arunachal Pradesh government on Thursday approved a 'toy train' project for tourists in the picturesque town of Tawang, situated at 10,000 feet close to Indo-China border. 
Chief Minister Pema Khandu gave his approval to the project proposal during his meeting with general manager of
Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR), Anshul Gupta, at state capital Itanagar. 
The NFR would begin ground work for the project immediately and hopes to finish it in six months. 
The project envisages a tourist-centric toy train service in and around Tawang township that would include a park with facilities like food centers, craft bazaar and others. As per the proposal the 'toy train' would have at least three bogies, each with capacities for 12 passengers," said a statement issued by Khandu's office on Thursday. 
A team of NFR officials and engineers will visit Tawang next week for a joint survey and finalization of the project with Tawang district administration, the statement said.
Although, toy train service for tourists is not new in India, the same in Tawang may invite much attention as it is situated close to China border. China has several times objected to projects in Tawang as it claims entire Arunachal Pradesh as part of its South Tibet region. India, however, has countered such claims saying Arunachal Pradesh is part and parcel of the country. 
The snow-clad Tawang is a popular tourist destination on the likes of Darjeeling in Bengal, Shimla in Himachal Pradesh, or Nilgiri in Tamil Nadu, where there is a toy train facility. 
The project was initiated weeks after China launched fully electrified bullet train service in Tibet's Himalayan region, linking the provincial capital of Lhasa to Nyingchi, near Arunachal Pradesh. 
Indian train to Tawang
The NFR is also constructing a broad gauge railway line from Bhalukpong in the foothills to Tawang covering a distance of 378-km reaching a height of 10,000 feet, of which about 80 per cent will pass through tunnels.
Khandu also called for resumption of rail services from the state capital Itanagar but at the moment they are stalled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. He pointed that while all other states have resumed rail services, Arunachal Pradesh is yet to open it. 
Train to Bengaluru
Arunachal CM also requested NFR to introduce train services from Naharlagun to South Indian states. "With many travelling to southern states for studies, jobs, treatment, etc and having a large chunk of government employees hailing from these states, there’s an urgent need to have direct train services at least till Bangalore via Chennai,” the statement said quoting Khandu. 
Gupta said the NFR was open to the proposal and would work on its feasibility and routes and inform the state government soon. 
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Secretary Naresh Kumar and some other senior officials attended the meeting.
Sep 22 2019 (12:58) Railway reaching Tawang will be befitting reply to China: Arunachal CM (
IR Affairs
NFR/Northeast Frontier

News Entry# 391688  Blog Entry# 4434911   
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Sep 22 2019 (12:58)
Station Tag: Bhalukpong/BHNG added by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~/1203948

Sep 22 2019 (12:58)
Station Tag: Naharlagun/NHLN added by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~/1203948

Sep 22 2019 (12:58)
Train Tag: Arunachal AC SF Express/22412 added by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~/1203948

Sep 22 2019 (12:58)
Train Tag: Arunachal AC SF Express/22411 added by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~/1203948
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister, Pema Khandu said that railways reaching to Tawang will be befitting reply to China
Union Minister of State for Railways, Suresh Angadi along with officials from the Ministry and Railways called on Chief Minister Pema Khandu. During the courtesy call, both discussed on way forward to fast-track ongoing and proposed railway lines in Arunachal Pradesh.Khandu emphasized that connectivity is the only bottleneck for a state which is rich in potential. He sought special attention of the Ministry in providing optimum railway connectivity in the state.He said Arunachal Pradesh, especially Tawang district, is much disputed by China and railways reaching the farthest districts would be a befitting reply to the ‘claims’, while urging the Ministry to speed up the
work on the Sela Tunnel paving way for the railway line to Tawang from Bhalukpong.Talking about the Shatabdi Express, introduced between Naharlagun and Guwahati, Khandu said it is one of the most sought after travelling mediums for commuters. He, however, stressed on the need to change the departure time of the train from Naharlagun.“On popular demand of commuters, we would request the ministry to defer the departure time from Naharlagun by about two hours. It departs at 5 am at present, which is too early for passengers from Itanagar and nearby places. It may be deferred to at least 7 am,” he urged.He further requested fixing the rate of land compensation for railway tracks as fixed and offered to Assam, which the ministry has accepted.The railway minister said all railway projects in the state will be fast-tracked and that no stone will be left unturned to complete them on time. On request of the state government to connect the Arunachal Express to also connect Murkongselek, Angadi informed that soon the Arunachal Express will be upgraded to a Rajdhani Express.“Arunachal Express will become Arunachal Rajdhani Express soon. As all Rajdhani Express trains are meant to connect state capitals, it won’t be feasible right now to connect Murkongselek with the Arunachal Express,” he informed.Angadi also informed that an arrangement has already been reached with Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) for ferrying its products to Gumto, where IOC has its distribution plant, through train. This, he said, will ease traffic congestion as well as ensure regular and timely supply of petroleum products to the state.Khandu asked the departments with potentials for investment to come out with respective roadmaps with each and every detail of latest facts and figures by October 10 next.“We have been repeating that we have immense potential for investment and development, but only in words. Nobody is exercising on how to bring in investment or actually doing any ground work,” he said while calling upon the officials to do the ground work and submit to the government all details of assets and potentials by the deadline.Chairing a meeting here on ‘Investment and the way forward’ along with Chief Secretary Naresh Kumar, Khandu was very particular on having on record all government assets, their status, their revenue generation and investment potentials, etc. He opined that unless and until all details are available with the government, it wouldn’t be possible to invite investors to the state.
Sep 04 2019 (21:02) Arunachal CM reviews railway projects in the state (
IR Affairs
NFR/Northeast Frontier

News Entry# 390238  Blog Entry# 4418605   
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Sep 04 2019 (21:02)
Station Tag: Pasighat/PSGHT added by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~/1203948

Sep 04 2019 (21:02)
Station Tag: Bhalukpong/BHNG added by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~/1203948

Sep 04 2019 (21:02)
Station Tag: Naharlagun/NHLN added by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~/1203948
Itangar, Sep 4 (IANS): Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Wednesday reviewed all the railway projects in the state with Northeastern Frontier Railway (NFR) officials.
During the meeting with NFR General Manager (Construction) N.K. Prasad, the Chief Minister discussed the construction of the Murkongselek to Pasighat railway line and promised full cooperation of the state government in expediting the project.
The meeting also reviewed the status of several ambitious railway projects proposed in Arunachal Pradesh.
the projects reviewed was the 190 km-long Bhalukpong-Tawang railway line bordering China which will involve 177 km of tunneling.
Estimated to be completed in 10 years, survey works involving marking of alignment and soil inspection, among others, has been completed and the detailed project report will soon be prepared.
According to officials, the Chief Minister also enquired about other railway projects such as Pasighat-Tezu, Bame-Aalo, and all others proposed in the foothill areas of the state.
During the meeting, Khandu also discussed the scope of helping farmers export their produce by expanding the railway transportation of perishable items.
He also sought a report on the satisfaction level of rail service customers on the line from Naharlagun to Guwahati and Tinsukia in Assam.
The Chief Minister urged railway officials to maintain good customer satisfaction levels and impose a ban on use of non-biodegradable products.
He also urged the railways to maintain utmost hygiene and use biodegradable items such as bamboo products.
Aug 26 2019 (17:12) Indian Railways plans to extend railway connectivity till Tawang (
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NFR/Northeast Frontier

News Entry# 389545  Blog Entry# 4410969   
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Aug 26 2019 (17:12)
Station Tag: Bhalukpong/BHNG added by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~/1203948
Stations:  Bhalukpong/BHNG  
The Indian Railways is all eager to expand railway connectivity in Arunachal Pradesh, and is planning to make all efforts to turn this into a reality. Reportedly, the proposed railway lines―Bhalukpong-Tenga-Tawang (378 km), North Lakhimpur-Bame-Aalo-Silapathar (247.85 km), and Pasighat-Tezu-Parsuram Kund-Rupai (227 km) by the Indian Railways will improve connectivity to northern and eastern frontiers of Arunachal Pradesh.
The said project was discussed when the Union Minister of State for Railways met a team of Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) along with Chief Minister Pema Khandu to review the status of railway projects in the state.
to this development, he said that the officials informed that NFR is taking up the Bhalukpong-Tenga-Tawang railway line on priority due to its strategic importance.
Indian Railways plans to extend railway connectivity till TawangCredit: Getty Images
Reportedly, because the railway tracks will have to be built at a height of 10000 ft, around 80 per cent of the railway line will pass through tunnels. The railways, in an effort to reduce the distance, have suggested two-lane roads along the tunnels to be built on the line.
Referring to this, Union Minister of State for Railways quoted that once the survey is completed and formalities are cleared, it will take around six to seven years for the Bhalukpong-Tenga-Tawang line to be up and ready.
The Minister of State for Railways also added that the railway line will prove to be useful from a security point of view besides accelerating socio-economic development of the people.
Tawang, which has become one of the popular tourist spots among travellers over the years, is located at an elevation of 10000 ft to the east of Bhutan. Bumla Pass, located around 37 km from Tawang, marks the India-China border.
Jun 18 2019 (11:21) Rail connectivity in the North-east (
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NFR/Northeast Frontier

News Entry# 384465  Blog Entry# 4345879   
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Jun 18 2019 (11:21)
Station Tag: Bhalukpong/BHNG added by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~/1203948

Jun 18 2019 (11:21)
Station Tag: Belonia/BENA added by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~/1203948

Jun 18 2019 (11:21)
Station Tag: Sairang/SRANG added by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~/1203948

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Jun 18 2019 (11:21)
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Jun 18 2019 (11:21)
Station Tag: Tupul/TUPUL added by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~/1203948

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Jun 18 2019 (11:21)
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Station Tag: Molvom/MLVOM added by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~/1203948

Jun 18 2019 (11:21)
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Jun 18 2019 (11:21)
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Jun 18 2019 (11:21)
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Jun 18 2019 (11:21)
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The 82.3-km rail line from Dimapur to Kohima will run through Dhansiri-Dhansiripar-Shoxuvi-Molvom- Khaibong-Chephema-Khabvuma-Zubza at 900 m above sea level.

Officials of the North East Frontier Railway in Dimapur said that they are looking to run trains till Shoxuvi by December this year while the target is to complete all the three phases by 2022.
first ever railway tunnel was dug on 7 June at the outskirts of Chumukedima, about 15 km from Dimapur town.
The 82.3-km rail line from Dimapur to Kohima will run through Dhansiri-Dhansiripar-Shoxuvi-Molvom- Khaibong-Chephema-Khabvuma-Zubza at 900 m above sea level. The line will have 20 tunnels spanning 26 km besides 19 major bridges and is under the broad gauge railway project to be executed in three phases.
Officials of the North East Frontier Railway in Dimapur said that they are looking to run trains till Shoxuvi by December this year while the target is to complete all the three phases by 2022. This is a huge achievement — a breakthrough in this hilly and rough terrain, given that transport is a major hindrance for people in the North-east and it greatly impacts the economy and development of the region.
Railway connectivity is a major boost not only in terms of the economy but also social advancement. The absence of proper connectivity had isolated the region leading to no interaction even within the states let alone with people outside the region. Besides technical challenges, monsoon, which lasts for at least five to six months in a state like Nagaland, automatically halts the work.
Festivals, religious holidays and frequent shutdowns also add to the number of non-working days. Albeit at a snail’s pace, changes are taking shape in the North-east at large and Nagaland in particular. “The general public wants development,” said a NEFR official at the Chumukedima tunnel site, adding that there has been no major hindrance in the progress of the railway project.
As land is central to the lives of indigenous people in the North-east, acquisition of the same did cause a few hiccups with age-old community landholding systems. The Dimapur-Kohima rail line is part of the central government’s ambitious plan to connect all state capitals in the North-east with the railways. The Dimapur-Kohima project, with an estimated budget of Rs 500 crore, kicked off in 2016 with then Union minister for railways, Suresh Prabhu, laying the foundation stone.
Meanwhile, progress in terms of rail connectivity has been made in other North-east states too. In Manipur, a railway line between Jiribam and Imphal via Tupul is expected to be completed by 2019-20 and it would connect Imphal with the broad gauge network of the country. Reportedly, work is on in full swing. The project comprises a special bridge with 141 metre-high pillars, which would supposedly be the tallest in the world.
The Imphal-Jiribam line will roughly cover 110 km. The southernmost landlocked state of the North-east, Mizoram, saw a historic development as the first broad gauge freight train rolled into Bhairabi station — two km inside the state — in March 2016. With 10 stations, the 84-km rail line stretches between Katakhal (Assam) to Bhairabi (Mizoram) and covers Algapur, Hailakandi, Monacherra, Lalabazar, Mahamadpur, Katlicherra, Manipur Bagan, Jamira and Ramnathpur in between.
The project, with an estimated cost of Rs 326.51 crore, has 52 curves — the sharpest being seven degrees — besides 16 major and 161 minor bridges. Furthermore, another 51.38 km extension from Bhairabi to Sariang — 20 km inside Mizoram — is underway and expected to be functional soon. Reportedly, a survey has also been conducted for possible new routes from Sairang to Hmawngbuchhuah on the south, bordering Myanmar.
Earlier this year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Garjee- Belonia railway line in Tripura. The 23.325 km railway line, which is located close to the India-Bangladesh border, passes through four out of eight districts of the state — West Tripura (Agartala), Sepahijala (Bishramganj), Gomati (Udaipur) and South Tripura (Belonia). The Naharlagun-Dekargaon railway line in Arunachal Pradesh was opened in April 2014.
Before that Arunachal Pradesh had only 1.26 km of railway line inside its border with the only station being Bhalukpong in East Kameng district. In line with the railway’s goal of providing connectivity to all state capitals of the Northeastern region, a survey was conducted in 1997 for a new line from Harmuti to Itanagar.
The massive railway links will foster connections between the Northeast states apart from connecting the region with “mainland” India. Besides the economic factor, it will also be a major boost for people-to-people contact as transport and movement will become more frequent, convenient and cheap. Moreover, efforts are being put into road construction with the four-lane Asian Highway comprising the Dimapur-Kohima-Imphal-Moreh road. As such massive constructions are taking off; it brings into the picture governance and administration of railways in the North-east. Daily commuters in the region would have witnessed the scene in stations — large crowds thronging trains once they halt on the platforms.
The worry is, in the North-east, passengers never bother to travel on a reserved or confirmed ticket. This happens even in air-conditioned coaches. For instance, the seating capacity of eight on a berth would have no less than 10 adults vying for space. Of them, only two or three would be travelling on a reserved ticket.
The general compartment is a sight to behold. Compartments are fully loaded and space is occupied from the aisles to the toilet doors. On the other hand, platforms have no functioning signs to tell passengers where each coach will stand. Also, the compartments are full of waste. A child would do the cleaning job and get a small payment from some kind-hearted passengers. The condition of sanitation is another major concern with people running or hopping from one platform to another.
Vendors can be seen doing brisk business right on the tracks. With infrastructure slowly progressing under the NEFR, it is hoped that the administration, monitoring of passengers and functioning of trains in the North-east would eventually become more efficient. Hopefully, train stations will also have a facelift with better services, functioning escalators and good quality catering services.
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