ARUNACHAL NEWS

BRO connects remote areas along India-China border

Our Correspondent
Itanagar, May 17: The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has linked Indo-China border by road beyond Lemiking in Upper Subansiri district of Arunachal Pradesh.

The BRO completed the difficult Tama Chung Chung– Taksing Road beyond Limeking on May 9 last, after nine years of painstaking construction work. The road now connects remote Taksing circle along the international border, covering a distance of approximately 80 kilometers from Lemiking.

This achievement could be considered historic as the road reaches China border after the infamous 1962 Chinese aggression.

Commander of 23 Border Roads Task Force (BRTF) Col Tanish Kumar informed in a statement that a team, including officer commanding of 128 Road Construction Company (RCC) Lt Col Raju Pradhan, Capt Vijendra Singh and Capt Nikhil drove from Limking to Taksing for spot verification recently.

The TCC-Taksing road work begun in 2009 and continued despite number of challenges and hindrances including, inhospitable terrain, inclement weather conditions with rains for almost nine months in a year.

Besides, inaccessibility to this stretch of uncut road having dense foliage, undergrowth, rugged and steep mountains while torrent Subansiri River flowing nearby, posed greatest challenge for transportation of men and materials.

The BRO adept in tackling similar challenges and peculiarities since its formation in 1960, applied its ingenuity and innovative methods to physically dismantle heavy excavating machinery, drilling machinery, other related equipment and vehicles to transport by IAF helicopter besides manually to work site, re-assemble them to precision for effective use while staying in dense jungle for months, the release added.