Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurates Kimin-Potin Road


GUWAHATI: With an aim to give major boost to the connectivity in Northeast India, defence minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday inaugurated Kimin-Potin road connecting Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. Singh also inaugurated 11 other roads constructed by Border Roads Organisation (BRO).

Dedicating the strategic roads to the nation, defence minister Singh said any serious disturbance in peace and tranquility in the border areas is bound to have adverse implications.

The strategic roads would not only give a boost to connectivity, but facilitate faster movement of troops along the international border as well, Singh said.

”The capability of the Border Roads Organisation in construction of world-class roads despite challenges in tough and hilly terrain depicts the mantra of ‘Aatma Nirbhar Bharat’,” the defence minister said.

Attending the function, Assam chief minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma thanked prime minister Narendra Modi and defence minister Singh for their onus on the development of northeast.

“The inauguration of Kimin Potin Road along with 11 other roads will help in smooth movements of goods & people in inaccessible areas b/w Assam & Arunanchal Pradesh. It will also lead to all round development of the region as per vision of PM Sri

@narendramodi,” Sarma said.