In view of China’s aggressive strategy towards the Arunachal Pradesh border, the government 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. The proposed tunnel would be located upstream of the Brahmaputra River from Jamugurihat on the northern bank, connecting to Silghat on the southern bank of the river.
The cost of the tunnel is estimated at around Rs 6,550 crore and the project has been endorsed by the Assam government. The Assam CM said that the proposed Brahmaputra tunnel has the potential to transform the entire communication scenario of Assam.
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”.