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Sela Tunnel

Why is it in the news?

  • Prime Minister Modi inaugurated the Sela Tunnel in Arunachal Pradesh, a strategically significant infrastructure project.

 More about the news

  • The Sela Tunnel, located at an elevation of 13,000 feet, is set to become the world’s longest bi-lane tunnel at such a high altitude.
  • The project was executed by the Border Road Organisation (BRO) and features two tunnels along with a link road.
  • It is situated on the route connecting Assam’s Tezpur to Arunachal Pradesh’s Tawang, enhancing connectivity in the region.
About Sela Pass

·       Sela Pass, where the tunnel is located, is a high-altitude mountain pass on the border between Tawang and West Kameng districts in Arunachal Pradesh.

·       The pass holds cultural significance in Tibetan Buddhism and serves as a sacred site.

 

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