530 Roads in the Border Region by 2020. Amidst the growing tension between China and India over the road construction by China in Doklam border region, India is making its own progress on road infrastructure in border regions. Border Road Organization (BRO) has got approval for a five year long term roll on Works Plan (LTRoWP) spanning a period of 2015 to 2020. Indian Army has identified 530 roads for new construction/improvement. Out of this construction and upgradation work in going on for 373 roads and 157 roads are in pre-construction stage. This is a good news for road construction equipment manufacturers who will see additional orders pouring for projects undertaken by BRO.
Work on 17 roads out of 373 has been delayed due to various reasons. 530 Roads in the Border Region by 2020. But a road map for its completion has been chalked out. BRO will complete the work through departmental execution in a phased manner, 8 roads will be completed by 2017, another 8 will get done by 2018 and 1 road will be completed by 2020. The delay in constructing/improvement will be adding to the cost element which is not known as of now. Hence by 2020 remote border areas will be having better connectivity with the mainstream.
This information was released by Dr. Subhash Bhamre – Minister of State for Defence.