Itanagar: The Indian Army, in addition to defending the country’s borders and fighting anti-social elements, is always providing assistance to the civil administration and the populace whenever called for.
Indian Army is helping out the local Mishmi population at Chaglohagam, a border village along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Anjaw district of Arunachal Pradesh.
The Army, in a series of initiatives to address grievances of the local Mishmi population of Chaglohagam, yet again extended a helping hand by liaisoning with the Border Roads Organization (BRO) to construct a 120-feet-long bailey bridge over the “Tha Nala” near Mithumna.
The dreadful Nala always used to overflow during the rainy season, resulting in the closure of the road for traffic. It has also claimed several precious lives of local Mishmis in the past and many vehicles have been swept away due to the overwhelming flow of water in the Nala during the rainy season.
It was a long-pending demand of locals for which the Indian Army along with BRO took initiatives which resulted in the construction of a much-needed bridge over the “Tha Nala”.
The local Mishmi population rejoiced at the opening of the bridge on Thursday by the Indian Army at Km 33 along Hayuliang-Chaglohagam road.
Now, the local population can easily cross the Tha Nala even during the rainy season without risking their lives. This will result in the opening of roads for traffic in all kinds of weather throughout the year, Army sources said.
During the opening ceremony, the Army officials and civil dignitaries addressed the local people and assured them that the Indian Army is working in close coordination with the civil administration and other agencies for the well-being of the local Mishmi population and would be taking all necessary initiatives to obviate the problems of the local populace of Chaglohagam circle.