Speed up road construction along China border: Parliamentary panel asks BRO


Speed up road construction along China border: Parliamentary panel asks BRO

A parliamentary panel has asked the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) to sharpen its focus on strategic projects and speed up the construction of the long-delayed India-China Border Roads (ICBR). It also questioned the quality of some of the border roads already constructed by the BRO, which comes under the defence ministry.

In a report tabled in Lok Sabha on Tuesday, the parliamentary standing committee on defence said several border roads, especially the ICBRs, which are important from a strategic perspective, were running way behind schedule.

The government had identified 73 roads measuring 3,812 km along the China border as “strategic roads” and the deadline for their completion was 2012. Read More

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