5th Mar 2017 09:03:PM Editorials
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

The appeal to the Ministry of Railways to introduce trains from Naharlagun to South India and also increasing bogies of the existing Naharlagun-Guwahati intercity express to meet the growing demands of the public of Itanagar and adjacent districts of Assam is fair by all means given the huge movement of people on this relatively new communication service.

Since the first train forayed into the state in 2014, the citizens of the state have experienced the comfort and convenience of travelling. The intercity express plying from Naharlagun-Guwahati has become a hit with passengers who earlier had to endure the uncomfortable overnight bus travel in cramped up spaces.

 Each year, hundreds of students studying Engineering courses flock to south Indian cities and patients especially undergoing advanced medical treatment head to Christian Medical College, Vellore in Tamil Nadu for treatment. It goes without saying that introduction of South India bound trains and good trains will bring succor to the masses. That said, Arunachal has a thriving South Indian community who have made the state home for decades while being gainfully employed in the government as well as private sector.


Also the demand for a Goods Train will help in providing fast and reliable transport medium for various needy articles. From food items to POL commodities—it will not only facilitate their easy availability but also keep them cheap.

Arunachal which is poorly served by roads is now accessible by rail from the rest of the country. Presumably, the coming of railways will strengthen India’s border infrastructure. In absence of good roads and railways, India’s defense preparedness was always questioned by experts, however, with the coming of railways, the movement of defense personnel and arms and ammunition would be much easier.

It would also greatly facilitate trade and business in the region and help in integration of the people with those in rest of the country. Since the Centre has given impetus on railway connectivity of the entire North Eastern Region, it goes without saying that there is mettle in the demand for introduction of more services.

Kenter Joya Riba

(Managing Editor)
      She is a graduate in Science with post graduation in Sociology from University of Pune. She has been in the media industry for nearly a decade. Before turning to print business, she has been associated with radio and television.
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