News Leak Centre

No Fear No Favour

PM Modi Unveils World’s Longest Twin-Lane Tunnel: Sela Tunnel Details Revealed

Sela tunnel
Image Source: NDTV

The world’s longest twin-lane tunnel, known as the Sela Tunnel, was officially opened on Saturday by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is currently visiting Arunachal Pradesh. The PM attended the “Viksit Bharat Viksit North East” program’s launching ceremony in Itanagar. In addition, PM Modi initiated a number of additional state-wide development initiatives, like as the ₹10,000 crore UNNATI programme.

Image Source: HT

Everything you should know about the Sela Tunnel

  1. The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) created the ₹825 crore Sela Tunnel, which is located at an elevation of 13,000 feet. The project consists of two tunnels: Tunnel 2 is a 1,595-meter twin-tube tunnel and Tunnel 1 is 1,003 metres long. Additionally, two 8.6-kilometer roads are part of the project.Designed to accommodate 2,000 trucks and 3,000 automobiles daily. The Sela Tunnel boasts a maximum speed of 80 kmph. This critical infrastructure project not only addresses transportation needs but also plays a pivotal role in bolstering the socio-economic development of the region. And strengthening the nation’s defense readiness.
  2. The tunnel is important because it will connect Tawang, which borders China. To the rest of the world in all weather. Additionally, it will save at least an hour’s worth of travel time to Tawang. Enabling the quicker deployment of troops, equipment, and weaponry to forward areas close to the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
  3. The tunnel, which is close to Sela Pass, was really necessary because snowfall and landslides brought on by intense rains force. On the Balipara-Charidwar-Tawang Road which had to stay blocked for a significant portion of the year.
  4. The “Sela Tunnel” project has the potential to improve not only the socioeconomic conditions in the area but also the defence readiness of the country in that particular area.
  5. PM Modi laid the project’s foundation in February 2019. However the Covid-19 outbreak was one of the many reasons why the work was delayed. The project’s completion has now drawn attention to India’s push for border infrastructure intended to close the gap with China.

Also Read: Ramayana: Ranbir, Sai Pallavi, Yash & Sunny Deol Unveil the 3 Parts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *