In order to ensure quick mobilisation of troops in case of a conflict between India and China, the Government of India will be reportedly building 44 strategic roads along the border with China and 2,100 km of axial and lateral roads in Punjab and Rajasthan, joining Pakistan.
As per Central Public Works Department’s (CPWD) annual report, which was released earlier this month, CPWD is expected to construction 44 strategically important roads along the Indo-china border, spanning five states of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh at an estimated cost of Rs 210 billion.
The process of approval of a detailed project report (DPR) by the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) is reportedly underway. The DPR for the project is under preparation in CPDW, which is major construction agency of the Central Government. As per the report, the road project will reportedly secure the vast and remote border areas of Rajasthan and Punjab.
Besides, the CPWD report also highlighted the lateral and axial roads. The roads will be reportedly measured over 2,100 km and will be built at an estimated cost of Rs 54 billion in Rajasthan and Public, along the Indo-Pakistan border.