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Governor pushes for Lumla-Bhutan-Guwahati road

NEW DELHI, JUN 11:

Governor Brig (Dr) BD Mishra (Retd), who is on a five-day official tour to the national capital, met Union External Affairs Minister Dr Subrahmanyam Jaishankar today, and discussed about the Lumla-Bhutan-Guwahati road and management of Border Haat at Pangsau Pass in Changlang district.

The Governor highlighted that importance of the Lumla-Bhutan-Guwahati Road. He said that during medical emergencies, when Sela Pass is closed due to snowfall, the alternate road will be a life-saving route for the people of Tawang, who otherwise get cut off from the rest of the world.

He informed that new External Affairs Minister that the propose route will shorten the distance by 131 kms between Lumla and Guwahati which is an important factor for travel and movement.

The road alignment is already in existence except for small portion of approximately 12 km road, which needs to be paved , he said.

The Governor also requested the External Affairs minister to accord special priority for border trade at Nampong, near Pangsau Pass. He recalled the Minister that Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between Myanmar and India in 2012, which needs to be taken forward with the change of time and international situation.

 

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