New Delhi (Sputnik) — The length of one tunnel will be 475 meters while the other 1.79 km which will bypass Sela and several hairpin bends. Due to the construction of tunnels across the Sela pass, the road length reduces by approximately four miles.
"The tunnels would cut down at least an hour of travel time between the Army's 4 Corps headquarters at Tezpur and Tawang. Moreover, the tunnels would ensure that NH 13 and especially the 171-km stretch between Bomdila and Tawang, remains accessible in all weather conditions," BRO said in a statement.
Indian defense ministry has also expedited the work for carrying out final location survey of Misamari (Bhalukpong)-Tenga-Tawang strategic rail new line from March this year. China has been asking India to adopt a cautious and restrained attitude on infrastructure development in areas where consensus has not been reached between the countries.
China considers the upper part of Arunachal Pradesh as South Tibet. Both the countries accuse each other of occupying thousands of square kilometers from Jammu and Kashmir to Arunachal Pradesh.