Transportation Along With the China Border

The development of the strategic infrastructure along the border areas is undertaken in a holistic and comprehensive manner to include construction of roads, strategic railway lines, tunnels to ensure all weather connectivity and to enhance the defence preparedness along the border.

Accordingly, a revised LongTerm Roll on Works Plan of Border Roads Organisation for five years (2018-19 to 2022-23) has been formulated for construction/improvement of 272 roads of length 14545 km.

Out of these 272 roads, 61 roads of length 3323.57 km have been identified as strategic.Work has been completed on 2304.65 km and work on balance stretches is in progress.

Further, in addition to meeting the operational requirement, the abovementioned roads on completion, would also enhance accessibility to border areas where the border infrastructure and forward connectivity is lacking.

This information was given by Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Shripad Naikin a written reply to ShriMotilal Vora in Rajya Sabha today.