The Sela Tunnel Project in West Kameng, Arunachal Pradesh is making significant progress in the development of the Tawang region.
The two-lane tunnel, which is being constructed by the Border Roads Organization (BRO), will be the longest of its kind at an altitude above 13,000 feet. It will provide Tawang with reliable all-weather connectivity and bring it closer to the mainland than ever before.
The tunnel, which is being excavated below the Sela Pass, will be connected to the NH 13 highway by a new 12.4 km road and will reduce the distance between Dirang and Tawang by 10 km. The project, which has a targeted completion date of February 2022, includes two tunnels of 1,790 m and 475 m in length, as well as an escape tube of 980 m.
In September 2021, Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh dedicated the Sela Tunnel to the nation and hailed it as a milestone for the BRO and its commitment to connecting even the most remote parts of the country. The tunnel will greatly benefit the socio-economic conditions of the local population by improving transport facilities.
Source: Twitter, BROindia