Arunachal News


RO temporarily restricts traffic in BCT Road

From our correspondent
Itanagar, Nov 10: Project Vartak of the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has restricted movement of vehicles on Balipara-Charduar-Tawang (BCT) road temporarily due to construction activities in the stretch of the road.
In order to obviate inconvenience to road users, Project Vartak in a statement on Friday urged the commuters to use the newly constructed double lane Orang (Assam)-Kalaktang-Shergaon-Rupa-Tenga Road to reach Tenga and further to Tawang, instead of the BCT road where construction works is on.
The BCT road has been playing a pivotal role in providing connectivity to Tawang and other far-flung frontier areas of Arunachal Pradesh for the past 40 years. Owing to increase in traffic, the government decided to widen the road from the existing single lane and develop an additional axis originating from Orang towards Tawang via Kalaktang-Shergaon-Rupa-Tenga (OKSRT).
The OKSRT road was constructed by NHDL Specs and was opened to traffic in 2016. But this axis is being used sparingly by commuters due to lack of awareness and publicity, the release said.
The BRO said that the use of OKSRT axis till Tenga reduces the distance and time for travellers between Guwahati and Tawang.
“The use of OKSRT axis by local people will facilitate Project Vartak to mobilise more resources and open additional construction sites on road BCT, which would further facilitate in early completion of double-laning of remaining portion of BCT road,” the release said.
Project Vartak has urged the media to make the local people aware of the alternative and encourage them to utilize it through wide publicity. The help and support of local civil administration in this regard is also being sought by the executing agency.