GUWAHATI: Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu on Thursday inspected the 2-Kms-long tunnel works on-going at Sela near Tawang.
The strategic tunnel is being executed by Border Roads Organisation.
Khandu said, “Happy to notice the work progress, all work will be completed by end of 2021.”
The tunnel, located at an elevation of 13,700 ft. from a strategic point-of-view, is expected to give defence forces better access near China border. Moreover, it is touted to cut short the distance to China border through Tawang by 10 kilometres.
Significantly, after the completion of the tunnel, the security forces will access an all-weather road in the western region of Arunachal Pradesh throughout the year.
The 171-km stretch between Bomdila and Tawang on the National Highway 13 will be accessible throughout the year.