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In a major boost to border connectivity in Arunachal Pradesh, the Centre has sanctioned an allocation of Rs 625.61 crore for the strategically important 53.04-km Tato-Monigong road toward ensuring all-weather connectivity to the Indo-China border.

Sharing this information, Union road transport & highways minister Nitin Gadkari on December 6 wrote on Twitter: “In Arunachal Pradesh, an allocation of Rs 625.61 crore has been sanctioned for the construction of an intermediate lane road with hard shoulders, spanning 53.04 kilometers from the Tato to Monigong section of NH-913, also known as the frontier highway.”

“This strategically significant road will ensure all-weather connectivity to the Indo-China border, fostering socio-economic development in the border regions of Arunachal Pradesh. #PragatiKaHighway #GatiShakti,” he said.

Expressing his delight on getting this good news, Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu said in a social media post: “…This strengthens the wings of the vision of PM Narendra Modi of seamless connectivity in the region. Arunachal Pradesh is blessed to be at the forefront of this infrastructural transformation.”

Arunachal Pradesh deputy chief minister Chowna Mein also expressed his happiness. “Under Modi Sarkar, every corner of our state is witnessing great changes in terms of development,” he wrote.

The Tato to Monigong section of NH-913 will play a crucial role in enhancing connectivity, promoting economic growth and ensuring the security of border areas.

“The allocation of funds reflects PM Modi’s commitment to improving the infrastructure and overall well-being of the people in the region,” Mein said.

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