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07 April 2014

First Train Service in Arunachal Rolls Out

Itanagar, Apr 7 : A passenger train would roll down from Tezpur to Naharlagun through the newly built Harmuti-Naharlagun railway line tomorrow to put landlocked Arunachal Pradesh on the railway map of India, informed Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki.

While fixed wing aircraft from Itanagar airport and intensified helicopter services to improve air
connectivity, power crisis would end with the generation of additional 3,000 MW of hydropower in next five years, he said ILP would be issued online and an all-tribe cultural centre will be set up at Itanagar. Mr Tuki was addressing a Congress road rally at Ganga, near here this afternoon.

The chief minister's Universal Health Insurance Scheme, 24X7ambulance service in the Capital Complex, a Rs 5,000-crore sustainable development project, medical and nursing colleges, medical tourism, single window system to promote investors with the Centre's support, improved banking facilities, one lakh employment generation within five years to channelize the youth energy for state development as mentioned in the manifesto would be fulfilled, Mr Tuki disclosed.

Congress would repeat the history maintained since 1980 to rule Arunachal Pradesh, he said, adding the state is marching to become a developed state, which is the contribution of Congress. 'Haath hamesha aap k saath hai. Vote your hand for your welfare,' Mr Tuki appealed to the people.

'BJP leader Narendra Modi's warning to Arunachal chief minister at Itanagar amounted to insulting the people of Arunachal Pradesh', said Western parliamentary INC candidate Takam Sanjoy and announced 'to launch bhook hartal (Stir) in Delhi after May 16 till Modi tenders public apology' to the applause of the gathering.

Opposition BJP is yet to release manifesto while the Congress did it 10 days go enlisting its vision for the people and the nation, he said, adding 'Congress fulfills its promises unlike other opposition parties'.

Promising to remove the prevailing ills in the society for the rule of law to prevail, Mr Sanjoy spelt out state's approved projects in the pipeline.

Highlighting few developmental projects initiated by Congress rule government, the MP said, these were the outcome of concerted efforts of the state government.

He, however, assured to build a cremation ground for non-Arunachalees and facilitate issue of ILP at the Banderdewa check gate to promote tourism besides completing the capital development agenda, he has initiated, Mr Kaso said in his emotional appeal to the masses to vote.


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