Roads being upgraded along international borders

Government plans for development of roads along Indo-Bhutan and Indo-Myanmar border.

New Delhi: India is constructing and upgrading roads along the borders with Bangladesh, Pakistan, China and Nepal and plans similar action along the Indo-Bhutan and Indo-Myanmar border as well, government told the Lok Sabha today.

Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said construction and upgradation of roads of 4,379 km along Indo-Bangladesh border has been going on.

Such a project is also being implemented in 689.95 km along the Indo-Pakistan border, he said during Question Hour.

Construction and upgradation of roads is also going on in 3,796 km along Indo-China border and 1377 km along Indo-Nepal border, the minister said.

Government has also plans for development of roads along Indo-Bhutan and Indo-Myanmar border, he said.

Giving a break-up of funds allocated during the last three years (2012-13 to 2014-15) and current financial year, Rijiju said Rs 353 crore were spent on Indo-Bangladesh border, Rs 374.93 crore on Indo-Pakistan border, Rs 5,029.28 crore on India-China border, Rs 1,800 crore on Indo-Nepal border, Rs 150 crore on Indo-Bhutan border and Rs 11.11 crore on Indo-Myanmar border.

As on November 30, 2015, construction work has been completed on 3560.76 km roads along Indo-Bangladesh border, 397.76 km along Indo-Pakistan border, 2259.48 km along India-China border and 36.78 km along Indo-Nepal border, he said.

Construction of border roads along Indo-Bhutan border has not yet commenced while development of roads along Indo- Myanmar border is at prefeasibility stage, he said.

( Source : PTI )
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