Airlift action by Indian Air Force (IAF) MI-17 helicopters
Itanagar: Indian Air Force (IAF) MI-17 helicopters have airlifted more than 80 tonnes of bridge construction materials to inaccessible Kurung Kumey district of the State for construction of a vital bridge over Kumey River.
The materials were airlifted on Monday, Shillong-based IAF PRO Wing Commander Ratnakar Singh informed on Tuesday. The bridge which is being executed by the Border Roads Organization, would connect the settlements of Huri outpost with Damin circle of the district bordering China. Owing to its strategic importance, the bridge would play a crucial role in easing out inconvenience caused to local people and troops deployed in this remote part of the State. The IAF is assisting the BRO in carrying the load to expedite the process.
With the aim to connect inaccessible areas of Arunachal Pradesh, the Border Roads Organisation is undertaking massive construction of roads and bridges in such areas of the State.
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