Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Arunachal Pradesh Unveils Ambitious Rs 40,000 Crore Road Construction Plan

The Arunachal Pradesh government has unveiled plans to build a road running along the “India-Tibet-China-Myanmar” border, aiming to connect the state’s most remote areas. This road is set to pass within just 20 kilometers of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) and international borders.

The Frontier Highway, spanning 1,500 kilometers in length, will be the primary focus of the project. Additionally, the state administration plans to construct an extra 1,000 kilometers of roads to enhance regional connectivity. The total estimated cost of this comprehensive endeavor is approximately Rs 40,000 crore.

The Frontier Highway holds immense strategic significance upon its completion. This ambitious project is set to revolutionize road connectivity within the state, effectively curbing migration from border areas and ushering in development to the remote villages. The Frontier Highway is poised to link several key cities, including Tawang, Mago Upper Subansiri, Upper Siang, Mechuka, Tuting, Dibang Valley, Kibithoo, Changlang, and Dong with the state capital. Commencing from Bomdila, it will traverse through Nafta, Huri, and Monigong, strategically positioned near the Line of Actual Control (LAC) or the McMahon Line, and ultimately culminate near the Indo-Myanmar border in Vijaynagar.

The Frontier Highway construction plan, a prestigious initiative of the state government, is designed to connect seamlessly with the 1,811-kilometer-long Trans-Arunachal Highway, which is currently under construction. The Trans-Arunachal Highway spans from the north-western tip in Tawang to the south-eastern end in Kanubari, ultimately connecting to National Highway (NH)-52 near Akajan, in close proximity to the Bogibeel bridge near Dibrugarh, Assam. The Frontier Highway will run alongside the Yangtse River.

These road projects hold significant benefits for both the armed forces and the general public, ensuring unhindered mobility for the military and their equipment in border areas, while also enhancing transportation options for civilians.


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