Centre Approves Tunnel Under Brahmaputra
GUWAHATI: The Centre has given in-principle approval to construct a strategic tunnel under the Brahmaputra River.
According to reports, the four-lane tunnel will link Gohpur and Numaligarh towns in Assam.
A senior official of National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (NHIDCL) said that the construction of the 14.85 km long tunnel will begin in December in three phases.
The proposed tunnel will also have ventilation system, fi
re-fighting mechanism, footpath, drainage system, emergency exit and will be equipped with crash barriers.
The tunnel in India is going to be very important strategically as it will provide year-long connectivity between Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. It will also help in transporting military supplies and ammunition as vehicles will be able to zoom past the tunnel at 80 kmph, Hindustan Times’ sister publication, Hindustan reported.