Guv advocates for Lumla-Guwahati road

ITANAGAR, Jun 8: State Governor Brig (Dr) B.D. Mishra (Retd) has stressed on the pressing need for the much-talked-about road communication between Assam’s Guwahati and Tawang in the frontier state of Arunachal Pradesh through southern Bhutan.

The Governor reiterated this when Sudhakar Dalela, Joint Secretary (North), Ministry of External Affairs, accompanied by his Deputy Secretary called on him at Arunachal House, New Delhi on Thursday.

The Governor impressed upon the MEA officials on the pressing necessity of having an all-weather round-the-year road between Lumla in Tawang district and Guwahati, the gateway to the Indian hinterland.

Sharing the pain and difficulties of the people of remote Tawang district, especially during medical emergency, the Governor informed the MEA officials that the present road between Lumla and Guwahati gets blocked during rainy season due landslides and in winter season due to snowfall.

He also informed them that the proposed road through south of Royal Kingdom of Bhutan will be an all weather road as also shorter by 119 Kms.

The Governor requested the MEA top officials to coordinate with the Government of Bhutan so that the people of Tawang can avail an uninterrupted road communication facility between Tawang and plains of the country across Brahmaputra River.

The MEA officials assured the Governor of their full cooperation in this proposed communication initiative.

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