‘Sela Tunnel’ will bolster security at an altitude of 13,700 feet on China Border, Know how?

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Lt Gen Rajeev Chaudhry, DG Border Roads took the stock of the status during his visit to the Sela Tunnel Project on Thursday
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Guwahati: Sela tunnel, once constructed, will be the longest bi-lane tunnel in the world at an altitude above 13000 ft which will be another jewel in India’s crown.

According to the security forces, the construction of this project by the Border Road Organisation (BRO) will result in a saving of 8 Km distance and a 1 and ½ hours journey through treacherous Sela Pass will be saved.

“Connectivity to the Tawang is through the Balipara-Charduar-Tawang road only and it gets affected badly due to the formidable obstacle of Sela Pass which is situated at an altitude of 13700 ft and restricts movement of the Army Convoys and Civil vehicles during the winter season due to excessive snowfall. The Sela Tunnel project is being executed by BRO to ensure all-weather connectivity to Tawang,” a press communique from the defence stated.

“Project Vartak of BRO is executing the task which comprises of construction of two tunnels, one of 1.5 Km (Twin Tubes) and another of 1 km in length. The tunnels are connected to the main BCT axis through approach roads. The project will bypass the existing narrow road leading to Sela Pass and will connect Baisakhi to Nuranang with a double-lane specification road having two tunnels. This will allow unhindered traffic movement in the winter season,” it added.

Meanwhile, Lt Gen Rajeev Chaudhry, DG Border Roads took the stock of the status during his visit to the Sela Tunnel Project on Thursday.  

During his visit, DGBR also stated that infrastructure development works in the region have picked up a significant pace in the last two years and many new technologies are being introduced to further accelerate the work.

Lining and Electric and Mechanical work of the tunnel is proceeding in full swing.

BRO under the able guidance of Lt Gen Rajeev Chaudhry, DG Border Roads is setting unprecedented standards for the pace of tunnel construction in the Himalayas. BRO has also achieved completion of the excavation of a 500 m long Nechiphu tunnel at breakneck speeds cutting through the foggiest stretch on Balipara-Charduar-Tawang Road in West Arunachal Pradesh.

It may be mentioned that BRO is a vital facilitator of the Government of India’s vision, to implement economic development and facilitate the provision of basic services, tourism and upkeep of peace and security in the remote border areas through the construction of communication arteries and linking them to the mainstream. Their efforts have led to an improvement in all-weather connectivity to the remote and inaccessible areas of our Nation.

The foundation stone of the project was laid by the Prime Minister in February 2019 and within two years BRO has completed the excavation of both tunnels of the project.

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