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Govt implements Rs 19 bn border road projects

Govt implements Rs 19 bn border road projects

Government has approved construction of 27 strategic border roads along the Indo-China border at an estimated cost of Rs 1,937 crore for the effective movement and operational requirement of Indo Tibetan Border Police.

These roads are being constructed by Border Roads Organization (15 roads), Central Public Works Department (8 roads), National Project Construction Corporation (2 roads) and Himachal Pradesh Public Works Department (2 roads) in the state of Jammu & Kashmir, Uttrakhand, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh.

Out of these 27 roads, construction of 1 road has been completed. The construction of 25 roads is in progress and the construction work of 1 road will start in 2013.

This was stated by Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs Mullapally Ramachandran in Lok Sabha.

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