Govt expedites ₹700-cr Sela tunnel in Arunachal
The Sela tunnel project in China-bordering Arunachal Pradesh that will allow faster deployment of weapons and soldiers to forward areas in the Tawang sector has been fast tracked as the mega project got delayed due to a prolonged winter that slowed down construction activity and is now expected to be completed by the end of this year. The project, which entailed an investment of ₹700-crore, was earlier slated for commissioning by June 2022. The Sela tunnel will be the longest twin-lane tunnel above 13,000 feet in the world, and will cut down travel time to Tawang by at least one hour as well as provide all-weather connectivity and the Prime Minister laid the foundation of the project in 2019. The project consists of Tunnel 1, which is 980 metres long, and Tunnel 2, a 1,555-metre twin tube tunnel. The tunnels are coming up through two ridges west of Sela and the project also includes the construction of two roads, measuring seven km and 1.3 km. Tunnel 2 has one bi-lane tube for traffic and one escape tube for emergencies. Only tunnels longer than 1,500 metres have to have an escape passage alongside. In fact, winter connectivity to Tawang over the 14,000-foot pass, Sela, posed a logistics challenge for the army for decades, with the movement of men, weapons and stores severely affected for at least three to four months, as previously reported. The Sela tunnel is a part of the Balipara-Charduar-Tawang road, one of the key strategic projects near the Chinese border and once ready, the road will remain open for 12 months of the year and will allow speedy military deployment for the reserves and the population will no longer get cut off from the mainland.
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