China opens a toll free express way near Arunachal Pradesh

by International | 02-10-2017 | 508 views

China has opened a new 409 km toll free expressway, linking Lhasa and Nyingchi. Lhasa and Nyingchi with Nyingchi being close to Arunachal Pradesh border- are major cities and tourist attractions in the Tibet Autonomous Region.

The Express way cuts Lhasa-Nyingchi travel time from 8 hours to 5 hours, at a speed of 80km/hr, and heavy trucks are temporarily banned fron using the expressway. It cost $5.8 billion to construct it. The India-China border, covering the 3,488 km-long Line Actual Control (LAC), is disputed.

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