Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said in Rajya Sabha on Monday, that connectivity had been achieved on 59 roads with a total length 3,205 km along the India-China border. In written response to a question, Singh said 61 India-China Border Roads (ICBRs) with a length of 3,323.57 km were identified as strategically important and the work was entrusted to the Border Roads Organisation (BRO).
The defence minister said construction of 42 roads with a length 1,530.38 km has been completed.
“Connectivity has been achieved on 59 roads of length 3,205.16 km and on the remaining 02 roads of length 118.41 km, the unconnected portion is 29 km,” he said.
In view of the face-off between Indian and Chinese militaries in eastern Ladakh as well as China’s aggressive infrastructure development along the border, India has beefed up its efforts to improve connectivity along the frontier.
Singh said 10 ICBR roads are targeted to be completed by this month while work on seven roads is likely to be over by the month of March next year and work on another two roads is expected to be over by March 2023, Singh said