Amid reports suggesting massive military infrastructure development by China, top officials of the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) met in New Delhi on Tuesday to review the progress of 61 roads to be built by it along the Sino-India border.
With a budgetary allocation of Rs 5,425 crore, the BRO has been entrusted with the task of completing the roads along the border and developing over 2,000 km road network in the northeastern region, a defence ministry release said.
The annual conference of the chief engineers of 18 projects of BRO is being held to "discuss various issues of BRO relating to problems being faced in the construction of roads and tunnels of strategic importance," it said.
Issues such as enhancement of work capability, diversification and future challenges for the organisation will also be taken up for discussion during the conference.
The BRO has already completed work on 15 of the 61 roads and work on the rest was in progress.
"Two major projects - Rohtang Tunnel and Basholi Bridge in Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir respectively - are progressing well," the release added.