Govt To Move Workers From Jharkhand To Indo-China Border Areas As Road Building Gathers Pace

Govt To Move Workers From Jharkhand To Indo-China Border Areas As Road Building Gathers PaceAn Indian Village near the China border (Uttarakhand Traveller/Facebook)

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is looking to move workers from Jharkhand to Jammu & Kashmir (J&K), Chandigarh and other such locations close to the Indian borders with China as the government is in no mood to stop the construction of roads and other infrastructure in these strategic areas despite tensions simmering with the dragon nation's troops along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh, reports Hindustan Times.

A total of 11,815 workers are expected to be moved to border areas in Ladakh, J&K, Himachal Pradesh, and Uttarakhand in 11 trains facilitated by the Indian Railways. In these areas, the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) is actively engaged in the rapid construction of important roads.

To facilitate the movement of workers, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) had written to the Ministry of Railways on the bygone 22 May. Most of these workers hail from Jharkhand's Dumka district.

Meanwhile, it should be noted that the BRO's peak working season extends from May to November and migrant workers form a vital part of the execution of the organisation's strategic nature of work.