Proposed tunnels through Sela Pass in Arunachal to reduce travel time to the China border by an hour

The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has sought to construct two 475 metres and 1790 metres long tunnels across the 4170-metre-long, sparsely populated Sela Pass in western Arunachal Pradesh.

The tunnels, which would be part of a new 12.37-km alignment, would cut down the 320-km distance from Tezpur, the Army’s 4 Corps headquarters, to Arunachal’s Tawang by about 10 km and bring down the travel time by an hour. Tawang is located at a height of 10,000 feet on the border with China.

According to the report, these two tunnels would help avoid high altitude, steep gradient and numerous hair-pin bends. This would make troops movement in this vital sector easier during the winter when heavy snowfall in the eastern Himalayas often cuts off road connectivity. The BRO’s alignment-cum-tunnel project also includes double-laning of the existing 25 km long single-lane road between Baishakhi and Nurarang.

- Advertisement - - Article resumes -

Sela Pass, located at a picturesque horizon, also has several important landmarks of the 1962 Chinese war. The easy accessibility to Sela Pass thus will also provide a big boost to tourism. 

The wheels regarding the project are already in motion. RS Rao, the Commander of 42 Border Road Task Force(BRTF) under BRO’s Project Vartak, has initiated the formal land acquisition process on 20 July. He has handed over a copy of the approved alignment plan to West Kameng deputy commissioner Sonal Swaroop so that the construction can be taken up on a priority basis. The BRO too has already worked out the technical details regarding the proposed tunnels.

This tunnel project assumes significance in the wake of the ongoing standoff between Indian Army and China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) at India-China-Bhutan tri-junction over Chinese activities at the Doklam plateau.

Apart from this, the Ministry of Railways is also planning to bring rail lines to Tawang via the Bhalukpong-Tenga-Tawang Railway project. The survey work is scheduled to begin from next year. This project is likely to cost the Indian Railways between Rs 50,000 to Rs 70,000 crore.

 

 


Share This Post and Support:
We need your support to survive in the media industry. Please consider paying us for the content we produce:

To know more about these payments, please click here.


Most read articles recently

Locals even pelted stones at injured jawans

Pulwama attack: Women, children in Kashmir ferried expensive military grade RDX in small quantities for months

The trigger for the explosive was manufactured locally and that ammonium nitrate was used as an oxidizer in the RDX explosive. The military grade RDX was obtained from Pakistan and the device was assembled around 10 km from the blast site.

Pakistanis get scared about attack by India after seeing their own Air Force fighter jets flying over civilian areas

Several people posted on social media that India has dropped bombs over Sialkot in Pakistan

Waters of 3 rivers flowing into Pakistan will be diverted to Yamuna as per Indus Water Treaty: Nitin Gadkari

Nitin Gadkari had said that dams and other developmental projects are being conceptualised on the 3 rivers will choke Pakistan’s water supply

Congress workers used to do booth capturing for me and my father when there was no EVM : Congress leader Kirti Azad

Kirti Azad was suspended from the Bharatiya Janata Party in 2015 after he accused senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley of Corruption.
Image Source: The Week

Mandya: Actor-turned-politician Prakash Raj attends funeral of Pulwama martyr, villagers expose his hypocrisy towards Armed Forces

Prakash Raj, a left wing ideologue, who is often known for joining hands with the left-liberals to express their hate towards Hindus and the BJP, has plans to contest in the upcoming elections from Bengaluru Central Lok Sabha constituency.

After Ajaz Ashraf of Caravan reduced martyrs to their caste, he shouldn’t play victim when he is reduced to his religion

In his report, Ajaz Ashraf says quite clearly that he called the martyrs of the family to in their moment of unimaginable tragedy to inquire about their caste.
After expressing excitement over Parliament attack, Rajdeep Sardesai says “World Cup without Pakistan in England is unthinkable" on the basis of 'one terror attack’

After expressing excitement over Parliament attack, Rajdeep Sardesai says ‘World Cup without Pakistan in England is unthinkable’ on the basis of ‘one terror attack’

Rajdeep Sardesai, who often fantasise Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has also expressed his disappointment over the removal of Imran Khan's portrait from the Cricket Club of India, Mumbai.
How Ravish Kumar and Vinod Dua misled people about ‘martyr status’ to CRPF jawans after Pulwama attack

How Ravish Kumar and Vinod Dua misled people about ‘martyr status’ to CRPF jawans

Ravish Kumar of NDTV is a man known for many lows. But this may well be his lowest point.
Amar Singh donates property worth Rs 15 crore to RSS-affiliated Seva Bharti.

Amar Singh donates ancestral properties worth 15 crores to RSS-affiliated organisation Seva Bharti

Amar Singh donated Rs 15 crore property to Seva Bharti, an RSS affiliated social service organisation.

Pakistan quotes The Quint, Karan Thapar and Praveen Swami to brand Kulbhushan Jadhav as a ‘RAW spy’ at ICJ

Pakistan quoted several articles published in Indian to present its case during Kulbhushan Jadhav hearing at the International Court of Justice

Latest articles

Connect with us

138,226FansLike
111,150FollowersFollow
23,451SubscribersSubscribe

Don't miss these