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"We have discussed the roads and other infrastructure along the border," Gen Rawat told reporters after the hour-long meeting.
To redress the situation arising out of lack of infrastructure along the border with China, the central government has decided to undertake construction of 73 roads of operational significance along the forward areas.
Out of these 73 roads, 27 roads involving 804.93 km length are being constructed by Ministry of Home Affairs in Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh at an estimated cost of Rs 1,937 crore, a home ministry official said.
Out of 27 roads, eight roads have been completed. Two roads are maintained by the Ministry of Defence. Construction work of other roads is in progress. As on April 30, 2017, 672.46 km of formation work and 409.53 km of surfacing work has been completed.
On August 28, India and China ended more than two month long stand-off in Dokalam which started after Indian troops stopped the Chinese army from building a road in the disputed area.