Assam

Assam govt to construct tunnel under the Brahmaputra River at a cost of Rs 6,550 crore

Assam Chief Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday held a discussion about the proposed Brahmaputra tunnel with the senior officials of the Border Roads Organization (BRO).

GUWAHATI-  The government of Assam has planned to construct a tunnel under the Brahmaputra River in Assam for unhindered movement of Indian Army vehicles towards the Indo-China border and aims to transform the entire communication scenario of Assam.

Assam Chief Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday held a discussion about the proposed Brahmaputra tunnel with the senior officials of the Border Roads Organization (BRO).

During the discussion, Additional DG of BRO PKH Singh gave a presentation on the proposed tunnel.

Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted, “Glad to attend a presentation by Shri PKH Singh, Addl DG of @BROindia on the proposed Brahmaputra Tunnel. The 6550-cr tunnel endorsed by State Govt will connect Jamugurihat (north) & Silghat (south) and has the potential to transform entire communication scenario of Assam.”

Earlier, the Chief Minister had said in the Assam Assembly that China has five different roads to move towards the international border of Arunachal Pradesh, but India has only one road via Bomdila.

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