Of the 73 roads with a total length of 3812 km, laying of 61 roads covering 3,404 km have been assigned to Border Roads Organisation (BRO), the sources said. 27 of the 61 roads are being constructed in Arunachal Pradesh, 12 in Jammu and Kashmir, 14 in Uttarakhand, five in Himachal Pradesh and three in Sikkim. 17 roads have been completed, they said.
Out of 73 roads, 12 are being constructed by Central Public Works Department (CPWD) for ITBP, they said.
The infrastructure development is being carried out as China has made strides in this regard and India is lagging much behind.
Defence Minister A K Antony conceded in Parliament last month that China is “superior” in terms of border infrastructure as India was late in deciding on building roads and other capabilities near the LAC because of the impact of the 1962 war. He had described it as a “collective failure” of all the successive governments