Government Sanctions Rs 2 Crore Per Km for China Border Roads

  • 14 May 2024

On The Union Ministry of Home Affairs allocated funds for constructing roads along the China border in Uttarakhand and Sikkim, costing over ₹2 crore per km.

Key Points

  • Scope of Vibrant Village Programme: MHA sanctions 113 roads under Vibrant Village Programme (VVP) in Arunachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and Sikkim to enhance connectivity along the China border.
  • Road Construction Details: Each km of road along the China border in Uttarakhand and Sikkim to cost over ₹2 crore under the VVP, aimed at improving connectivity in border areas.
  • Current Connectivity Status: Around 168 villages along the China border lack road connectivity, prompting the government's focus on infrastructure development.
  • Project Allocations: MHA sanctions 43.96 km of roads in Pithoragarh district, Uttarakhand, and 18.73 km in Sikkim, along with steel bridges, under the VVP.
  • State Monitoring: States instructed to install GPS tracking devices on machinery for monitoring road construction progress under the VVP.
  • VVP Objectives: VVP aims to cover 2,967 villages in border blocks across several states, including Arunachal Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Uttarakhand, and Ladakh.
  • Budget Allocation: Out of the total budget of ₹4,800 crore for VVP, over ₹2,500 crore earmarked for road construction, aimed at curbing migration and gathering intelligence along the border.