The Border Roads Organization (BRO) has constructed a 71-km strategic road in remote Upper Subansiri district. This portion of Arunachal Pradesh borders China and will benefit several villages located there.
Project Arunank of the BRO on August 31 last established connectivity between Sarli and Huri by finishing completion of the 71.30 kms road.
These would provide great relief to the people of Pipa, Damin, Huri and other villages but also facilitate the construction of the new Huri – Taliha road.
According to a BRO communiqué issued here on Monday, the construction of the road commenced in May 2006.
All the heavy construction plant and machinery was transported to these detachments by Air Force helicopters from Ziro in Lower Subansiri district.
It was a herculean effort as this methodology of road construction is the single-most significant challenge in construction of roads in the state,” the communiqué said.
Last year, in order to expedite the progress, the Project Arunank was staged forward from Ziro to Jeevan ahead of Koloriang in April.
Three additional dozers were dismantled at Ziro and inducted by air to km 44 detachment where they were reassembled.
As a result of this boost and a dedicated overdrive, it became feasible to cut 10 kms of road in one year which is an unprecedented achievement.
Project Arunank has been working relentlessly in inhospitable terrain, hazardous working conditions, un-conducive weather in extremely remote areas to construct roads , the communiqué added.
BRO had also completed three major bridges including the Sopore Bridge, which were being delayed for 23 years.
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