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3 key roads in Ladakh to be constructed soon

  • Three key roads in Ladakh which give access to security forces to several strategic locations, including Siachen, will soon be constructed, said Home Minister Rajnath Singh.
  • The roads connecting Leh-Demchok, Chuchul-Luma and Durbuk-Trijunction, which leads to the Siachen base camp has the inhospitable terrain in the icy heights of Himalayas along China border.
  • The Home Ministry’s project for construction of 27 roads for the movement of troops of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), which guards the Sino-Indian border, has been very slow as only three roads have been built till last year end.
  • The plan envisages construction of 804 km of roads and the project will cost an estimated Rs 1,937 crore, just 200 km of the road has been constructed so far.
  • He said there are issues of road and telecom connectivity in Ladakh region where ITBP personnel are serving at very high altitude in the forward areas.

Source: ET

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