Prime Minister NarendraModi on Saturday laid the foundation stone of the Sela Tunnel Project in ArunachalPradesh.
Once completed, the project would provide all-weather connectivity to Tawang and forward areas.
Sela Tunnel Project is estimated to cost Rs. 687 crore. It is being constructed by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) and is expected to be completed in the next three years. It covers a total distance of 12.04 kilometers and consists of two tunnels of 1790 and 475 meters each.
Upon completion, it will reduce the travel time from Tezpur to Tawang by more than one hour. Also, travellers using the tunnel would be able to avoid the dangerous snow-covered Sela which is situated at a height of 13,700 feet.
It is believed that all weather connectivity to Tawang would prove to be a game changer for the local population and would also provide a strategic edge for India's security forces.
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