Itanagar: As the escalating tension in the Actual Control (LAC), the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has constructed a road to one of the last border posts along the LAC in remote Upper Subansiri District in Arunachal Pradesh.
The development came amidst tension in the Tawang sector of Arunachal Pradesh, after Indian and Chinese armies clashed at Yangtse, on December 9 this year.
The new road was constructed up to Maza, a border post along the LAC in the Tawang district, the BRO revealed.
It should be mentioned that the Maza border post had witnessed a fierce battle between the two sides during India-China War 1962.
“Maza Connected…Project Arunank working relentlessly with single minded devotion and dedication today achieved connectivity to Maza, a strategic location along Northern Borders, on Road TCC- Maza in Arunachal Pradesh at 0330h on 28 Dec 22. BRO Karmyogis and Machinery worked round the clock through heavy rains, tough terrain and dangerous working conditions to achieve this feat. BRO is immensely proud to serve the Nation. Jai Hind! Jai BRO,”the BRO tweeted.
@BROindia Project Vartak has been working relentlessly on Sela Tunnel on Tawang Axis. Once completed this will be the longest bilane tunnel in the World above 13000 feet. BRO in Nation Building.
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Taking to Twitter, Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu said, “Maza connected: Shramena Sarvam Sadhyam”
BRO Additional Director General (East) P K H Singh also congratulated the team for the achievement.
The road goes from Limeking to Gelsiniak, Gelimo and to Bidak, which has been blacktopped while Bidak-Maza stretch would be blacktopped soon, BRO officials said.
The road goes from Limeking to Gelsiniak, Gelimo and to Bidak, which has been blacktopped while Bidak-Maza stretch would be blacktopped soon, Project Arunank Chief Engineer Brig Kanwar said. The Tama Chung Chung-Maza is the area where Havildar Shere Thapa of 2 JAK Rifles had killed 155 Chinese jawans on October 18, 1962, as certified by his commanding officer Col Amar Patil.