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Khandu urges Centre to prioritise rail connectivity to

Press Trust of India  |  Itanagar 

Chief Minister today urged Union Minister Jaitley and to prioritise rail connectivity to the state in this year's Union Budget.

In separate letters to the two Union ministers today, Khandu expressed gratitude to the Centre for giving special impetus to rail and road connectivity to the frontier state, an official communique said.

The said that the Railway Station is currently having all the required amenities to start operations of new including Rajdhani Express.

"Considering the ever increasing number of passengers availing the and to cater the needs of passengers from different parts of the state, it is felt imperative that introduction of Rajdhani Express service from to and vice versa, he urged.

The also asked for "increasing the frequency of Shatabdi Express between Naharlagun-Guwahati from alternate days to daily service, increasing the frequency of Naharlagun-Super Fast Express from weekly to daily basis and it may be rechristened as Arunachal Express", it said.

He also urged for introduction of new express trains to and fro from to Chennai, Bengaluru and Kolkata and introduction of goods train from Naharlagun to Guwahati to boost trading of and agri-horti produces may be included in the Budget.

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First Published: Fri, January 12 2018. 18:05 IST