Arunachal: BRO constructing bridges for LAC access

Deopani-bridge arunachal

Story highlights

  • Two strategic bridges were inaugurated in eastern Arunachal, this week
  • The bridges are constructed to access the Line of Actual Control(LAC)
  • These bridges will help in providing quick mobility to troops and supplies

Arunachal Pradesh, the state sharing borders with  Bhutan in the west, Myanmar in the east and China in the north has built up some bridges in the state that are connecting the state to the Line of Actual Control. These bridges will play a crucial role in proving access to LAC during the time of an emergency.

Providing quick mobility to Troops and supplies

The land of dawn-lit mountains has received two strategic bridges this week that were recently inaugurated in eastern Arunachal Pradesh.

These bridges will open up another way in the area to the Line of Actual Control. Like the two, there are close to 150 strategic bridges being constructed in the state to provide quick mobility to troops and supplies towards the LAC and act as alternative routes in case one gets destroyed during the time of emergency or a war.

Talking about the geographical situation of Aruanchal Pradesh, bridges are an important requirement of the state.

The region is prevalent with rivers, including the Brahmaputra tributaries, besides nallahs.

Due to monsoon and flash floods, most of the state’s border regions are cut off. These bridges will ensure all-year connectivity to the strategic roads located along the LAC in the state.

A similar border infrastructure for better connectivity is also being done in the neighbouring state of Sikkim, following the Doklam standoff.

The Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre inaugurated the 300m-long Deopani Bridge on December 12.

This bridge is located over the Deopani River in Ro-ing-Hunli road and links Lower Dibang Valley with Upper Dibang Valley and Assam.

The bridge is important because during monsoon the two districts are cut off from each other. It will also connect further north to Mipi and Dembuen at the LAC.

The second bridge inaugurated by Bhamre this week is the Injupani Bridge between Roing and Paya in the Lower Dibang Valley and South of Roing.

Another in the series having a distance of 9.15 km, Dhola Sadiya Bridge constructed across Lohit River. This bridge was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi early this year.

Also Read: Contamination of Siang river in Arunachal a matter of concern: MEA


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