ITANAGAR, June 8 - Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (Dr) BD Mishra (retired) has stressed the pressing need for road communication between Guwahati in Assam and Tawang in the frontier State of Arunachal Pradesh through southern Bhutan.
The Governor reiterated this when Sudhakar Dalela, Joint Secretary (North), Ministry of External Affairs, who was accompanied by the Deputy Secretary, called on him at Arunachal House, New Delhi, on Thursday.
The Governor conveyed to the MEA officials, the necessity of developing an all-weather road between Lumla in Tawang district and Guwahati.
Highlighting the difficulties faced by the people of the remote Tawang district, especially during medical emergency, the Governor informed the MEA officials that the present road between Lumla and Guwahati gets blocked during the rainy season due to landslides and in winter, due to snowfall.
Mishra also informed them that the proposed road through the southern part of the Royal Kingdom of Bhutan should be an all-weather road, which would also cut the distance short by 119 km.
The Governor requested the top MEA officials to coordinate with the Government of Bhutan so that the people of Tawang can have access to uninterrupted road communication between Tawang and the plains of the country across River Brahmaputra.
The MEA officials assured the Governor of their full cooperation in this proposed communication initiative.