India-China border to get 44 new roads soon
NEW DELHI: The government will construct 44 strategic roads along the border with China and over 2,100 km of axial and lateral roads in Punjab and Rajasthan, abutting Pakistan, a Central Public Works Department document shows.
According to an annual report prepared, and 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 mobilisation of troops in case of a conflict. The report comes at a time China is giving priority to projects along its India borders. The report says these 44 roads will be constructed at a cost of `21,000 crore.
CPWD report says lateral and axial roads of over 2,100 kms would be built at a cost of `5,400 crore in Rajasthan and Punjab along the Indo-Pak border
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