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Pul demands rail corridor for better connectivity

By PTI Updated: May 29, 2016 12:38 am

Itanagar, May 28 : Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Kalikho Pul has asked the Centre to build a rail corridor along the foothills of the state for better connectivity.

The rail corridor will provide linkages for agriculture, horticulture, medicinal plants and mineral sectors, the chief minister had told the North Eastern Council (NEC) plenary session at Shillong yesterday.

Calling for an effective air connectivity, he said seven airstrips were being developed by the Defence Ministry /Airports Authority of India, which must be commissioned on priority, an official statement said here.

He asked for the assistance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take up the airport project at Itanagar within this year.

The chief minister also sought a single window clearance for issues relating to power projects and steps for promoting tourism besides more fund allocation to the NEC.

By PTI Updated: May 29, 2016 12:38:33 am