On Tuesday Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju said to match China’s road infrastructure across the McMohan Line, India is planning to construct a road along the international boundary from Mago-Thingbu in Tawang to Vijaynagar in Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh.
Rijiju told to the reporters that, “The road has also been planned considering the large-scale migration of people from border areas and the need to push them back by creating all basic amenities to make them comfortable”.
He further added that, “The construction of the road will be a huge challenge considering the rough and hostile terrain mostly snow-fed through which it would pass and will be the biggest single infrastructure project in the history of India with an estimated cost of over Rs 40,000 crore”.
The proposed 2,000-km long road which is still in the conceptual stage would be beneficial from the security point of view. It will also accelerate border area development, one of the priority areas of the NDA government at the Centre.