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Guwahati and Tawang to have all-weather road

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ITANAGAR, June 8: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (retd) Dr BD Mishra has requested the officials of the Minstry of External Affairs (MEA) to take up the issue of road communication between Tawang and Guwahati through southern Bhutan. During a meeting with MEA Joint Secretary (North) Sudhakar Daleha and his deputy secretary at New Delhi yesterday, the Governor impressed upon them the pressing necessity of having an all weather road between Lumla in Tawang District and Guwahati, a Raj Bhawan communiqué said.

The Governor, who is presently camping at the national capital while sharing the pain and difficulties of the people of remote Tawang district, especially during medical emergency, informed the officials that the present road between Lumla and Guwahati gets blocked during rainy season due to landslides and in winter season due to snowfall.

He also informed them that the proposed road through south of Royal Kingdom of Bhutan will be an all weather one and also shorter by 119 kms.
Dr Mishra urged the officials to coordinate with the Government of Bhutan so that the people of Tawang could avail of uninterrupted road communication facilities between Tawang and Guwahati.

The MEA officials assured the Governor of their full cooperation in this proposed communication initiative, the communiqué added.

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