Arunachal Pradesh to screen train passengers before boarding

Last Updated: Fri, Feb 15, 2013 06:46 hrs

Itanagar: The state government will adopt a proper mechanisation to check inner line permits and Restricted Area Permits (RAPs) of train passengers before they board the train once the proposed railway line to Arunachal Pradesh from Harmutty in Assam is introduced.

Papum Pare district Deputy Commissioner Pige Ligu during a meeting with panchayat members, government officers and student leaders here yesterday clarified that the law enforced in the state under the Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation Act, 1873, would be upheld to control crime, influx of foreigners and antisocial elements, official sources said.

"There will be no pollution by the entry of trains since most of the engines run on electricity, and that several advantages in terms of trade and commerce would accrue to the district and the state once the railway becomes operational," Ligu said.

Superintendent of Police Nabam Gungte, who was also present in the meeting, said that the government has already sanctioned setting up Class A police stations in Doimukh and Yupia along with a Class C police station in Gumto to contain illegal entry of passengers into the district, the sources said.

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