Central Public Works Department (CPWD) has revealed in report that the Central government has made up its mind to approve the construction of 44 “strategically important roads” along the India-China border.
In the report added that around Rs 21,040 crore will be invested by the government to build roads in Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh for this purpose.
The detailed project reports (DPRs) for the roads have already been submitted to Cabinet Committee on Security – which is headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi – for approval.
It is expected that the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) and the CPWD will be given the responsibilities to build these roads. It is to be noted that the BRO and CPWD are currently constructing 73 strategic roads along the India-China border, out of which 61 is being built by the BRO, which comes under the Defence Ministry.