Sela Tunnel Project

CalendarToday
timer
1 min read
 Sela Tunnel Project Blog Image

Overview:

The BRO officials recently said that nearly 96 percent of the work on the strategically crucial Sela Tunnel is complete, and it is likely to be inaugurated by year-end.

About Sela Tunnel Project:

  • Location: It is located in the West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh.
  • Once completed, the Sela tunnel will be the world's longest bi-lane tunnel at an altitude above 13,000 feet. 
  • It will ensure all-weather connectivity between Guwahati in Assam and Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh.
  • It is being excavated below the Sela Pass on the NH-13 component of the Trans-Arunachal Highway system. 
  • It is being built by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) under Project Vartak and the tunnel's construction commenced on April 1, 2019.
  • Project Details:
    • Tunnel 1: This single-tube tunnel has a length of 980m.
    • Tunnel 2: This bi-lane tunnel has a length of 1555m. It includes one escape tube for emergencies.
    • RoadsApproach to Tunnel 1 is 7100m, the road between the two tunnels is 1340m, and the approach to Tunnel 2 is 340 m long.

 

Key Facts about Sela Pass:

  • It is a high-altitude mountain pass located in the Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh.
  • Elevation4,170 meters above sea level
  • It connects Tawang Valley to the rest of India. 
  • Open throughout the year, Sela Pass is managed by the BRO.

 


Q1) What is the Border Road Organisation?

The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) is a road construction executive force in India that provides support to Indian Armed Forces. BRO develops and maintains road networks in India's border areas and friendly neighboring countries.

Source: Nearly 96 pc of Sela Tunnel complete, opening expected by year-end: BRO officials