19 Dec 2022

Amid Standoff With China, India To Build 1,700-Km Frontier Highway In Arunachal Pradesh

New Delhi: Amid standoff with China, the central government is working very fast on border infrastructure. The Modi government is considering a five-year plan to lay a network of roads along the LAC in Arunachal Pradesh. Under this scheme, 1,748 km long two-lane road will be made.

The road lying 20 km parallel to the border will be developed as 'Frontier Highway'. This frontier highway will extend till the Tibet-China-Myanmar border.

Migration of people from border areas will also stop

This Frontier Highway in the form of NH 913 will prove to be beneficial in many ways. With this, on the one hand, in case of emergency, soldiers and military equipment can be brought to the border very quickly, and on the other hand, the migration of people from the border areas will also stop. 

This highway will start from Bomdila and pass through Nfra, Hari and Monigong. Monigong is the closest area to the Indo-Tibet border. The Frontier Highway will end at Vijaynagar on the Indo-Myanmar border.

Highway is divided into nine packages

The entire 1,748 km long Frontier Highway is divided into nine packages. Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari had said that the project would cost around Rs 27,000 crore. However, the government is exploring possibilities to reduce this cost. 

Entire project to be completed in 2026-27

A government official said, “Around 800 km of the corridor will be green belt as there is no other road in that distance. There will also be some bridges and tunnels in this corridor. We have planned to approve all the works related to the project in 2024-25. It will take about two years to complete the construction work. Individual packages will continue to be completed as we move forward. However, the entire project is expected to be completed in 2026-27.

Along with military use, it will also be effective in preventing migration. The 'empowered committee on border infrastructure' had initially recommended a survey and preparation of a detailed project reports (DPRs) in 2016. 

No comments:

Post a Comment