New projects to develop border roads in Arunachal Pradesh

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Itanagar, Jan 29 (PTI) The Centre is planning to set upnew projects of the Border Roads Organization (BRO) and a newBorder Road Task Force (BRTF) soon to develop the border roadsin Arunachal Pradesh which borders China, a top BRO officialsaid today.

Confirming that the proposals are in planning stage,BRO''s Project Udayak chief engineer S S Porwal told PTI thatthe BRO has been trying to develop and maintain road in thehilly state to provide connectivity.

The BRO has three projects presently, namely Vartak,Udayak and Arunank while there are eight in which the BRTFs isworking in Arunachal Pradesh.

The process of 2,192 km double-lane Trans-ArunachalHighway, part of the Prime Minister''s ambitious 2008 packagefor the state, with a total cost of Rs 12,531 crore has beganafter allocation of 1,359 km and 842 km to the state PWD andthe BRO respectively.

The work for 125 km has already been awarded while theremaining would be awarded in March next, according toArunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu.

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