In­dia-China bor­der to get 44 new roads soon

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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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