India has made marked progress in LAC infra development: Army chief

Source: The post is based on the article “India has made marked progress in LAC infra development: Army chief” published in The Hindu on 13th January 2023.

What is the News?

Recently, the Indian Army chief General has said that there has been a “marked improvement” in India’s infrastructure development along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

What are the infrastructure developments along border areas?

-In the past five years, the Border Roads Organisation has constructed close to 6,000 km of roads; of this, 2,100 km has been along the northern borders.

-The frontier road, which runs a total of 1,800 km, will connect various valleys in Arunachal Pradesh. The plan has been re-energised and funding has been assigned. Some work on it is already underway.

-The aspect of all-weather connectivity in both Ladakh and Kameng in Arunachal is already started.

-Further, Atal tunnel has been inaugurated and Shinku la tunnel along the Nemu-Padam-Daricha road is in the final stages of approval.

-The Zojila tunnel and the Z-Morh tunnel, which will link the valley to Ladakh and will be operationalised by the end of the year. The Sela tunnel is likely to get operational by the middle of the year.

 

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