India To Construct 44 Strategic Roads Along Indo-China Border

New Delhi: The Indian Government has proposed to construct 44 “strategically important roads” along the India-China border. The proposal comes after India expedited efforts to ramp up border infrastructure to counter China. The roads, to be constructed in Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh are expected to cost around Rs 21,040 crore.

The construction work is expected to be split between the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) and the CPWD, two government officials said on condition of anonymity.

The detailed project reports (DPRs) for the roads, which are aimed at swifter mobilisation of troops, have been submitted to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-headed Cabinet Committee on Security for approval.

Construction of the roads will facilitate the movement of troops in the strategically sensitive region, especially Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh where Chinese intrusion have been reported in the past.

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