In a significant move, the central government has approved a budget of over Rs 625 crore for the construction of a strategically crucial road in Arunachal Pradesh.
The funds, totaling Rs 625.61 crore, have been earmarked for the development of an all-weather road that will extend to the India-China border in the Shi-Yomi district of Arunachal Pradesh. This critical infrastructure project aims to enhance connectivity and accessibility to the border region.
Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari, officially confirmed the development, emphasizing the strategic importance of the initiative. “In Arunachal Pradesh, an allocation of Rs 625.61 crore has been sanctioned for the construction of an intermediate lane road with hard shoulders, spanning 53.04 kilometers from Tato to Monigong section of National Highway 913, also known as the Frontier Highway,” stated Gadkari.
The proposed 53.04 km road will establish a crucial link between Tato and Monigong in Arunachal Pradesh, providing all-weather connectivity to the India-China border.
Gadkari highlighted the road’s strategic significance in fostering socio-economic development in the border regions of Arunachal Pradesh. This move aligns with the government’s commitment to bolster infrastructure in border areas, ensuring both national security and regional growth.