Work on Sela Pass tunnel to complete by end-September 2023

The construction work on Sela Pass tunnel under the Balipara-Charduar-Tawang Road Upgradation.
Project is likely to be completed by end-September 2023. It involves construction of 11.315 km long twin tunnel (980 m & 1555 m) and 8.780 km approach roads to ensure all-weather connectivity between Guwahati in Assam and Tawang at an estimated cost of Rs 7,000 million. Meanwhile, Nechipu tunnel is likely to be inaugurated on September 12, 2023. The 500 m long D-shaped bi-lane tunnel would ensure all-weather connectivity across Nechiphu Pass. It would also provide a safe and secure passage through accident prone areas.
The project involves upgradation of the Balipara-Charduar-Tawang (BCT) Road in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh to National Highway Double Lane (NHDL). It will be constructed on the pecifications of engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) mode at a cost of Rs 19.16 billion.