Sela Tunnel Project

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    In News 

    • Recently, Border Roads Organisation (BRO)  conducted the final blast for the 980-metre long Sela Tunnel (Tunnel 1)under Project Vartak.

    About 

    • The foundation stone of the Sela Tunnel Project was laid by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2019. 
    •  It is located in the West Kameng District of Arunachal Pradesh. 
    • The project comprises Tunnel 1, which is a 980 m long single tube tunnel and Tunnel 2, which is a 1555 m long twin-tube tunnel.
      • Tunnel 2 has one bi-lane tube for traffic and one escape tube for emergencies. 
    • It is being excavated below the 4,200 metres Sela Pass on NH 13 section of Trans-Arunachal Highway system.

    Significance

    • It is being built to provide all-weather connectivity between Guwahati in Assam and Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh
    • It is being constructed to provide all weather connectivity to Tawang.
    • The tunnel would also ensure better movement of troops and weaponry to different locations along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

    Source:PIB