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Work on strategic Arunachal roads commences

By Correspondent

NEW DELHI, May 1 � Work on the strategic road projects near the tri-junction of Tibet, Bhutan and Sikkim has commenced and is expected to be completed within five years.

The project work of the strategic 13.48-km Track Junction Bheem Base-Dokala and 33.08-km Flag Hill-Dokala being executed by Border Road Organisation got underway after the Spreme Court cleared the alignment in March, said Defence Minister, A K Anthony in a Lok Sabha reply.

However, the Supreme Court has put certain conditions including payment of five per cent of the estimated project cost to Sikkim Government for compensatory af- forestation. The Project Bheem Base Dokala is estimated to cost Rs 15.12 crore, while Flag Hill-Dokala is projected to cost Rs 81.81 crore. The work on this road will start after getting Forest and National Board of Wildlife clearances.

The two strategic roads are part of a series of projects cleared by the Centre to improve connectivity along the Indo-China border in response to development of infrastructure taken up by China.

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Work on strategic Arunachal roads commences

NEW DELHI, May 1 � Work on the strategic road projects near the tri-junction of Tibet, Bhutan and Sikkim has commenced and is expected to be completed within five years.

The project work of the strategic 13.48-km Track Junction Bheem Base-Dokala and 33.08-km Flag Hill-Dokala being executed by Border Road Organisation got underway after the Spreme Court cleared the alignment in March, said Defence Minister, A K Anthony in a Lok Sabha reply.

However, the Supreme Court has put certain conditions including payment of five per cent of the estimated project cost to Sikkim Government for compensatory af- forestation. The Project Bheem Base Dokala is estimated to cost Rs 15.12 crore, while Flag Hill-Dokala is projected to cost Rs 81.81 crore. The work on this road will start after getting Forest and National Board of Wildlife clearances.

The two strategic roads are part of a series of projects cleared by the Centre to improve connectivity along the Indo-China border in response to development of infrastructure taken up by China.