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Project Vartak: To counter Chinese aggression, Modi govt goes on overdrive to develop infra, cell connectivity in border areas of Arunachal Pradesh

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Project Vartak: To counter Chinese aggression, Modi govt goes on overdrive to develop infra, mobile connectivity in border areas of Arunachal Pradesh

For countering Chinese aggression on the Line of Actual Control (LAC), the Union authorities is finishing up infrastructure growth within the border areas of Arunachal Pradesh. 

The chief engineer of ‘Project Vartak’, Brig Raman Kumar informed ANI that the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) is growing and sustaining all street networks in the important thing border areas of western Assam and western Arunachal Pradesh. “We have national highways, single-lane roads, double-lane roads and other types of roads as well. We want to connect even the far-flung areas of the Tawang district and contribute to the socio-economic development of this area,” he stated. 

He additional knowledgeable that two tunnels — the Sela tunnel and the Nechipu tunnel — are below building because the vehicular motion turns into troublesome on account of heavy snowfall throughout winter. 

“The Sela tunnel is under construction and is 400 meters below Sela pass. Once the tunnel is completed, people will be able to pass through it even in winter. We are also working on the Nechipu tunnel, near the Nechipu pass. Once they are completed, both military, as well as civilian vehicular movement, would be a lot more smooth. It will boost not just infrastructure in the area but tourism as well,” he additional stated. 

Apart from street connectivity and different infrastructure growth works, the federal government is working to strengthen cell connectivity in Tawang and different bordering areas of Arunachal Pradesh. 

More cell towers have been put in in Tawang and different border areas of the Tawang district, alongside the LAC. 

On web connectivity, a resident stated, “The mobile and internet connectivity has improved but still it is not up to the mark. There are a lot of disturbances.” 
“If we compare from before, the connectivity has improved a lot. Earlier, we were not able to use the internet but now we can even use Facebook and WhatsApp. The government has worked very well in these areas,” one other resident stated. 

On December 13, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh knowledgeable the Rajya Sabha that China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) troops tried to transgress the Line of Actual Control within the Yangtse space of Tawang Sector in Arunachal Pradesh and unilaterally change the established order however they have been compelled to retreat to their positions because of the well timed intervention of Indian troops. 

The Defence Minister assured the Upper House that “our forces are committed to protecting our territorial integrity and will continue to thwart any attempt made to alter the status quo”.

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