Tuki assures Army of better road link to Bumla post

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Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Nabam Tuki has assured the Indian Army that he would impress upon the Centre the need for improvement of road and telecommunication facilities at Bumla, the last Army post in Tawang district bordering China located at 17,000 feet.

Tuki accompanied by mediapersons visited Bumla on Sunday, an official source said here on Monday. It is the site for the 1962 Chinese aggression. The CM lauded the forces for their yeoman's service in guarding the frontier under inclement weather conditions - the border post records 10 to 15 feet of snowfall during winter when the temperature goes below minus 23°C.
He spoke to the officers and jawans, including nine jawans from Arunachal, and praised their good work to boost their morale, the source said. Later in the day, Tuki dedicated a 1.63 MLD water supply project to the people of Tawang, the source added.

The Rs 949.48-lakh project, which includes a water treatment plant with a boundary wall and fencing, has been developed by tapping water from a perennial source at an altitude of 9,822 feet. Once it is commissioned, the project would cater to the treated water supply needs of 17,449 people.
Source: 'Times of India'