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‘PM likely to inaugurate railway service to Arunachal’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is scheduled to visit Arunachal Pradesh for the first time in February next, is likely to inaugurate the railway service here, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki said after inspecting the Naharlagun railway station.

Tuki inspected the Naharlagun railway station on Thursday and took keen interest in the ongoing finishing works and directed to accelerate the process besides verifying the counter for issuing inner line permits and the police check gate set up within the railway station complex, an official release said on Friday.

The chief minister informed that the Railway ministry has consented to introduce Rajdhani Express to link national capital New Delhi from next year, the release said.

Tuki was accompanied by local MLA-cum-UD Parliamentary Secretary Techi Kaso, Capital deputy commissioner Mige Kamki and a group of engineers led by chief engineer (WZ) K Waghe. Tuki also inspected the proposed site for construction of international standard cricket stadium at Borum village near railway station Naharlagun.

The proposed stadium would have sitting capacity of 50,000 spectators and would be executed by the PWD. The CM while briefing the engineers, advised to ensure adequate parking place in their plan. Tuki hoped that with the stadium coming up, there would be lot of business and industries prospects in the area and advised departments to keep avenues open.
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