Governor takes up Lumla-Guwahati road with MEA officials

Shri Sudhakar Dalela, Joint Secretary (North), Ministry of External Affairs, accompanied by his Deputy Secretary called on the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) at Arunachal House, New Delhi on 7 th
June 2018. They discussed regarding the road communication between Guwahati and Tawang through southern Bhutan.
The Governor impressed upon them the pressing necessity of having an all weather round the year road between Lumla in Tawang District and Guwahati, the Gateway to the Indian hinterland. Sharing the pain and difficulties of the people of remote Tawang district, especially in medical emergency, the Governor informed the MEA Officials that the present road between Lumla and Guwahati gets blocked during rainy season due landslides and in winter season due to snowfall. He also informed them that the proposed road through south of Royal Kingdom of Bhutan will be an all weather as also shorter by 119 kms.
The Governor emphasised upon the MEA high officials to coordinate with the Government of Bhutan so that the people of Tawang can avail an uninterrupted road communication facilities between Tawang and plains of the country across Brahmaputra
River. The MEA officials assured the Governor of their full cooperation in this proposed
communication initiative.