The Union Highways Ministry has sought Rs 300 crore from the government for immediate restoration of road network in the flood devastated Uttarakhand. The cost of permanent work will be assessed later. The two worst affected stretches - Rishikesh to Mana and Rudraprayag to Gauri Kund - need Rs 30 crore each for immediate repair, according to an estimate submitted by the Border Roads Organization (BRO) to the highways ministry.
The Border Roads Organization (BRO) would focus on repairing and restore the damaged highways in areas badly-affected by flood in Uttarakhand. After reviewing the damage caused to roads, including the strategic ones being built along the border with China, in the flash floods in Uttarakhand, Defence Minister AK Antony asked the BRO to carry out their repairs within the earliest possible time-frame
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 r