Rokibuz Zaman is a journalism student studying at Guwahati University.He can be reached at rokibuz23@gmail.com

strategicly important roads to be constructed along Indo-China border

The Indian Government is planning to construct 44 strategic roads along the international border with China and over 2100 km of axial and lateral roads in Punjab and Rajasthan,near pakistan border,a CPWD document shows.

The week published a report sunday states that,As per annual report (2018-19) prepared, and released earlier this month the Central Public Works Department (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 agency has been asked toconstruct forty four ‘strategically important’ roads on the India-China border to confirmquick mobilisation of troops just in case of a conflict.

The nearly 4000-km-long Line of Actual Control between india-china touches areas from J&K to the northeastern State of Arunachal pradesh.

According to the report the 44 strategically important roads to be constructed along the India-China border will cost nearly Rs 21,000 crore.

The report states,“The CPWD has been entrusted with construction of 44 strategically important roads along the Indo-China Border spanning 5 states of J&K, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh.”

The report further said: “A total of 945 km of lateral roads and 533 km of axial roads lie in Rajasthan (tentative cost Rs 3,700 crores) and 482 km of lateral roads and 219 km of axial roads in Punjab (tentative cost Rs 1,750 crores).”

The report further said: “A total of 945 kilometerof lateral roads and 533 kilometer of axial roads consist Rajasthan (tentative value Rs 3,700 crores) and 482 km oflateral roads and 219 kilometer of axial roads in Punjab (tentative value Rs 1,750 crores).”

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