The Sela Tunnel in Arunachal Pradesh, the world's longest bi-lane tunnel at 13,000 feet, is nearing completion with the Border Roads Organization (BRO) having finished 90 percent of the construction. This strategic project will enhance connectivity in Tawang district and is set to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi later this month.
Speaking exclusively with IndiaTodayNE, the project director, Ravikant Tiwary, said, "There are two tunnels here in 13000 feet. It will reduce the travel time to nearly one hour during the summer time in Tawang. In winter, people often got stuck in Sela Pass for over 3 to 4 hours. If people travel through Baishaki which is a snow-capped village in Tawang district, people can travel without chain. Two-wheeler or four-wheeler vehicles can easily pass the tunnel without chains even the ambulances. This is a 24/7 effort of Border Road Organisation along with over 800 workers".
The Sela Tunnel project includes Tunnel 1, a 980-meter-long single-tube tunnel, and Tunnel 2, a 1,555-meter-long twin-tube tunnel. Upon completion, it will provide all-weather connectivity to locals and the armed forces stationed in Tawang. As the construction of this crucial project nears completion, BRO is giving it the final touch.
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