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Excavation Work Completed on Sela Tunnel

Sela Tunnel:

The final blast for the 980-metre long Sela Tunnel (Tunnel 1) was conducted by Director General Border Roads (DGBR). This marks the culmination of the excavation works on the complete Sela Tunnel Project.

  • The Sela Tunnel Project is located in the West Kameng District of Arunachal Pradesh.
  • Once completed, it will be a lifeline as it will provide all weather connectivity to Tawang.
  • The project comprises of Tunnel 1, which is a 980 m long single tube tunnel and Tunnel 2, which is a 1555 m long twin tube tunnel.
  • Tunnel 2 has one bi-lane tube for traffic and one escape tube for emergencies.
  • It will also be one of the longest tunnels to have been constructed above altitude of 13,000 feet.
  • The project also includes construction of an approach road of seven kilometres to Tunnel 1, which takes off from BCT Road and a link road of 1.3 kilometres, which connects Tunnel 1 to Tunnel 2.
  • The foundation stone of the Sela Tunnel Project was laid by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi in 2019.