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Rajnath visits Arunachal in backdrop of Tawang clash – to inaugurate key bridges in fresh infra drive

Siyom bridge in Arunachal Pradesh is of huge strategic importance along the India-China border (Image courtesy: BRO)

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will today inaugurate the signature steel arch bridge over Siyom river in Arunachal Pradesh which is not only of huge strategic importance along the India-China border but also provides connectivity to remote areas of the region.

Singh, who arrived in  Dibrugarh on a two-day visit to Assam and Arunachal Pradesh on Monday, will also dedicate to the nation 27 infrastructure projects constructed by Border Roads Organisation (BRO) at a cost of Rs 724.3 crore in the seven border states.

To improve connectivity to North Sikkim, the BRO has also constructed three bridges on the north Sikkim Lachen Axis which is slated to become a hot spot for tourists and will boost the socio-economic condition of the region.

It includes the 80-feet Thangu permanent bridge on strategic Kalep-Gaigong Road which will assure all-weather connectivity to local commuters and also enable speedy induction of troops and military equipment to forward areas.

The bridges would also be inaugurated by Singh from Siyom Bridge site.

Singh had last visited the region and the forward posts along LAC in September to make an on-ground assessment of the operational preparedness.

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