India to upgrade 73 roads along China border

The government has planned 73 critical and strategically important roads for development under Indo-China Border Roads Project and 61 of them have been assigned to Border Roads Organisation.

PTI| Updated: Dec 18, 2013, 16:47 PM IST

New Delhi: The government has planned 73 critical and strategically important roads for development under Indo-China Border Roads Project and 61 of them have been assigned to Border Roads Organisation.

Defence Minister AK Antony told Rajya Sabha said that during the last five years formation of 12.16 km of such roads have been completed in Sikkim, 419.98 km in Arunachal Pradesh, 186.73 in Uttarakhand, 114.05 in Himachal Pradesh, 384.28 km in Jammu and Kashmir.
Out of this, he said, surfacing of 7.63 km of roads has been done in Sikkim, 392.16 km in Arunachal Pradesh, 56.96 in Uttarakhand, 71.92 in Himachal Pradesh and 328.38 in Jammu and Kashmir.

There is, however, no plan to construct any four-lane road near China border, he said.