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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Defence


DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE

 

RAJYA SABHA
STARRED QUESTION NO 21

TO BE ANSWERED ON 23.11.2011

Completion of Strategic Border Roads

 

 

* 21. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:

 

Will the MINISTER of DEFENCE be pleased to state:-

 

(a)    Whether it is a fact that almost one – fourth of India’s strategic border roads remain unfinished;

 

(b)   If so, the reasons therefor; and

 

(c)    By when they are likely to be completed?

 

 

ANSWER
Ministry of Defence
(SHRI A.K. ANTONY)

 

(a)    Out of 73 roads identified as strategic border roads, 15 have been completed, 39 are scheduled for completion by 2013 and the remaining 19 by 2016.

 

(b)    The main reasons for slow progress are as under:

 

(i)  Delay in Forest / Wildlife clearance.

 

(ii)   Hard rock stretches

 

(iii) Limited working season

 

(iv)        Inadequate air efforts to mobilize resource

 

(c)    As replied in Para (a) above.