The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has constructed over 2,000 kilometres of road along the actual line of Control and international borders with China, thus giving a boost in the arm of India’s bid to develop the strategic road infrastructure along the border, The New Indian Express reports.
Work has been completed on 61 roads with the stretch of 2,304.65 kilometres identified as strategically important, Minister of State (MoS) (Defence) Shripad Naik said.
“The development of the strategic infrastructure along the border areas is undertaken in a holistic and comprehensive manner to include the construction of roads, strategic railway lines, tunnels to ensure all-weather connectivity and to enhance the defence preparedness along the border,” Naik answered a query by Congress Rajya Sabha MP Motilal Vohra.
A revised Long Term Roll on Works Plan of BRO for five years (2918-19 to 2022-23) has been formulated for constructing/renovating of 272 roads of 14,545 km length. Of these 272 roads, 61 roads of 3,323.57 km have been identified as strategic roads.