With the ongoing dispute with India, China is constantly trying to strengthen infrastructure near the border. China is preparing to lay a new rail line in Tibet, located near eastern Ladakh. This railway line will also pass close to Arunachal Pradesh. On Saturday, the China Railways announced contracts for the construction of two tunnels, a bridge, and electrification on the Sichuan-Tibet Railroad.
These works will be in the Yan-Linzhi section. After the names of the companies doing the work are fixed, now work on the land will start soon. Work on the Sichuan-Tibet Railroad will be the second project of the railway connecting Tibet to China. Earlier, the Quinzhai-Tibet rail route was ready. Like the prepared rail route, the new rail route will also be ready to cope with the mountainous difficulties. It is the most elevated area in the world.
Work on the Sichuan-Tibet Railroad will begin from Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province. This railway route adds to Tibet via Kamado. With the completion of this train route, the journey from Chengdu to Lhasa will be reduced from 48 hours to 13 hours. The newly constructed Yan-Linzhi rail section will have a length of 1,011 km and will have a total of 26 stations. The train will run at a speed of 120 200 kilometers per hour on this route.
The project will cost $ 47.8 billion (Rs 3.56 lakh crore). Lizhi is also known as Ningchi. The area is close to the Indian province of Arunachal Pradesh. Accordingly, through this one rail project, China is looking closer to both Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh. Be aware that China has been claiming Arunachal as southern Tibet for years.
But India has rejected his claim. China also has an airport in Linzhi. The airport here is one of its five airports in the Himalayan region.