CM Pema Khandu inaugurating the Tawang chhu bridge on Saturday.

Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu on Saturday dedicated two strategically important bridges.

One bridge has been constructed over the Tawang Chhu River in Tawang and another over Sukha Nallah in West Kameng district.

Both the bridges were constructed by the 117 RCC under 763 BRTF of the Border Roads Organization (BRO).

Bhutan borders Tawang to the west while Tibet is to the north of the district.

Chief minister Khandu in his speech after the inaugurations said the 50-metere-long Tawang Chhu Bridge and the 45-metere-long Sukha Bridge will allow faster movement of civilians and military towards the Mc Mahon line.

He lauded the BRO for securing the borders of the country and also providing employment and business opportunities for the locals through their investment in roads and bridges.

On fears being expressed by the locals on possibility of virus entering Arunachal via central paramilitary forces, army and BRO personnel, the chief minister said these forces have their own standard operating procedures (SOPs), which are being followed strictly as briefed to the state officials by all these central organizations.

Khandu, later in the afternoon inaugurated the newly constructed police station at Jang near Tawang in presence of local legislature Tsering Tashi.

DAMIEN LEPCHA

Damien Lepcha is Northeast Now Correspondent in Arunachal Pradesh. He can be reached at: lepcharaul@gmail.com