外文标题：Centre mulls Arunachal road to counter China
ITANAGAR: To counter China’s growing influence India is planning to construct a road along the international boundary from Mago-Thingbu in Arunachal’s Tawang district to Vijaynagar in Changlang district. The road will connect the border areas of the land-locked state.
“The road will curb large-scale migration of people from the border areas. We will arrange for basic amenities to make them comfortable,” Union minister of state for home Kiren Rijiju said on Tuesday.
The proposed 2,000km-long road which is still being conceptualized will be beneficial from the point of view of security and will accelerate border area development.
Rijiju who is in charge of border area management in the home ministry said that Union minister of road, transport and highways Nitin Gadkar, has entrusted him with the responsibility of looking after road projects in the northeast (except Assam).
“This road will be in addition to another one from Bhairab Kund, the tri-junction of Bhutan, Assam and Arunachal, to Ruksin in East Siang district. This road will serve as an industrial corridor for people residing in the foothills of Arunachal,” he said.
“The construction of the road will be a huge challenge considering the rough and hostile terrain through which it will pass. It will be the single-biggest infrastructure project in the history of the country, with an estimated cost of over Rs 40,000 crore,” he added.
Rijiju said he had recently convened a meeting with the Army as well as other stakeholders on the proposed road project. He also said the Centre after consulting the state government will utilize the service of central forces like ITBP and BSF for supplying rice to the people free of cost.
Not a bad idea , provided the delivery on the ground is materialized .
Jupitor Chakma (Unknown)
Need such border roads for national security
This is Great News .. stalled for decades.. now the clearance and the infra development..!
I guess its more than the moneys worth to have this road built.
As security is of utmost importance this road will make it easy for troop movement.
Finally after 67 long years something is happening in that area.
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Zokhuma Lushai (Unknown)
Will this 2000 kms projected road be constructed by India through Xi ‘s pakage?
Zokhuma Lushai (Unknown)
The proposed 2000 kms roads in Arunachal Pradesh is rather a defensive project than a developmental project for the Pradesh.
PatrioticIndian (India) replies to Zokhuma Lushai
Mainly developmental project… But protecting Indian borders is also priority as well.. so building this will help both..!