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    PM Modi opens world’s longest twin-lane tunnel in Arunachal Pradesh; unveils projects worth Rs 55,600 cr | Action Punjab

    PTC Web Desk: Prime Minister Narendra Modi marked a historic moment on Saturday by inaugurating Sela Tunnel, the world’s longest twin-lane tunnel, situated at an altitude of 13,000 feet in Arunachal Pradesh. The strategically significant tunnel promises year-round connectivity to Tawang, addressing a vital infrastructure need in the region.

    Sela Tunnel Ensures All-Weather Connectivity

    The Sela Tunnel, constructed at a cost of Rs 825 crore, is designed to provide all-weather connectivity to Tawang, a key area in Arunachal Pradesh. The tunnel’s inauguration marks a milestone in infrastructure development, emphasising its strategic importance, especially due to its proximity to the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

    PM Modi’s ‘Modi Ki Guarantee’

    During the inauguration, Prime Minister Narendra Modi highlighted the significance of the Sela Tunnel and the commitment behind it. Referring to ‘Modi Ki Guarantee,’ he urged people to visit Arunachal Pradesh to witness the impact of the government’s initiatives. PM Modi laid the foundation stone for the project in 2019, and its completion was delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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    Twin Tunnels and Approach Roads

    The Sela Tunnel project comprises two tunnels, with a combined length of approximately 12 km, and over 8 km of approach roads. The primary tunnel is a single-tube structure spanning 980 metre, while the second tunnel serves as an emergency escape route, measuring 1.5 km. The comprehensive infrastructure project is expected to enhance connectivity and accessibility in the challenging terrain of Arunachal Pradesh.

    Strategic Significance Near the LAC

    Given its proximity to the Line of Actual Control, the Sela Tunnel holds strategic importance, providing uninterrupted access to Tawang and other forward areas bordering China. The completion of this project strengthens the infrastructure backbone in the region, ensuring enhanced security and connectivity.

    Also unveils development projects worth Rs 55,600 crore

    In a comprehensive move to boost development in the Northeast, Prime Minister Modi unveiled projects worth a staggering Rs 55,600 crore. These initiatives, spread across Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tripura, and Arunachal Pradesh, signify the government’s commitment to fostering growth and progress in the region. The PM inaugurated the Sela Tunnel by flagging off an Arunachal Pradesh State Transport bus.


    Author: actionpunjab

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