Guwahati, 14 January 2019:
The government will be constructing 44 strategic roads along the Indian border with China and over 2,100 km of axial and lateral roads in Punjab and Rajasthan, abutting Pakistan, a Central Public Works Department (CPWD) document revealed.
According to an annual report for 2018-19 released earlier this month by the CPWD, the agency has been asked to construct 44 “strategically important” roads along the India-China border to ensure quick mobilization of troops in case of a conflict.
“The CPWD has been entrusted with construction of 44 strategically important roads along the Indo-China Border spanning 5 states of J&K, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh,” the report stated.
According to the report, the total Cost of work as per DPRs (Detailed Project Reports) is Rs 21,040 crores (approx.).
The report stated that the process of approval of DPRs by the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS), headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is underway.
(Source : PTI)