Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Home Affairs
23-November-2010 15:25 IST
Centre Approves Proposals for Development of Roads Close to Borders
Proposals have been received from State Governments for development of roads of operational and strategic significance in areas close to the Indo-Nepal border (Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar), Indo-Bhutan border (Assam) and Indo-Pakistan border (Gujarat). The Union Government approved the proposals on 18th of this month. . The length of the proposed roads along Indo-Nepal, Indo-Bhutan and Indo-Pakistan borders are 1377 km, 313 km and 255 km respectively. After obtaining the mandatory statutory clearances and technical approvals from the competent authorities, construction of these roads will commence and necessary funds will be released to the concerned State Governments

This was stated by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs, Shri Mullappally Ramachandran in written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.