Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre has dedicated to the nation two crucial bridges in Eastern Arunachal Pradesh.
The minister, who arrived at Mohanbari Airforce Station in Dibrugarh, Assam yesterday on a two-day visit to the region, was received by Maj Gen Gajendra Singh, GOC Dao Division and Gp Capt V Ahluwalia, Station Commander, Air Force Station Mohanbari.
The minister then flew to Rowing in Eastern Arunachal Pradesh where he inaugurated the two bridges. The first one, the 140-metre-long Injupani Bridge is on Roing-Koronu-Paya road, which is a part of Trans Arunachal Highway.
The bridge will provide an uninterrupted access between Roing and Tezu, both important district HQs in Arunachal Pradesh.
The second one, the Deopani/Eze Bridge, is a 300-metre long pre-stressed concrete balanced cantilever bridge over the Eze river at Roing in Arunachal Pradesh.
Dedicating both the bridges to the nation, the Minister praised the commendable work being done by Project Udayak of the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) in this region.
He appreciated the timely completion of these crucial bridges, which would provide round the year connectivity to the strategic Dibang valley bordering China.
Lt Gen SK Shrivastava, Director General Border Roads brought out the hurdles faced by the BRO in the forms of turbulent flash floods and difficulty in the sinking of the foundation of the well in the boulder-strewn river bed.