ITANAGAR, May 23 - Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu today opened two strategic bridges that will facilitate faster movement of the Army to the McMahon Line, the Sino-Indian border.
The bridges – one over the Tawangchu river in Tawang district and the other over Sukha Nallah in West Kameng district – were constructed by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO).
Khandu said in his inaugural speech that the 50-metre Tawangchu bridge and the 45-metre Sukha bridge would allow faster movement of civilians and the military to the McMahon Line.
The Chief Minister lauded the BRO for securing the country’s borders and providing employment and business opportunities to the locals through their investment in roads and bridges.
On fears being expressed by the locals on the possibility of coronavirus entering Arunachal Pradesh through Army, Central paramilitary and BRO personnel, Khandu said these forces have their own SOPs, which are being followed strictly as briefed to the State officials.
Later in the afternoon, the Chief Minister inaugurated the full-fledged Jang Police Station at Jang, an ADC headquarters in Tawang district, in the presence of Tawang MLA Tsering Tashi and others.