Centre says, development of strategic infrastructure along with border areas undertaken in holistic manner

The government has 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 and tunnels.

This is to ensure all-weather connectivity and enhance defence preparedness along the border.

In a written reply in the Rajya Sabha on Monday, Minister of State for Defence, Shripad Naik said, a revised Long Term Roll on Works Plan of Border Roads Organisation for five years 2018-19 to 2022-23 has been formulated for construction and improvement of 272 roads of over 14,500 km length.

Of these, 61 roads of a length over 3,300 kms have been identified as strategic. Work has been completed on 2,300 kms. The roads, on completion, will enhance accessibility to border areas where the border infrastructure and forward connectivity is lacking.

The Hindu

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