Govt plans 11 tunnels on Pak, China borders

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    NEW DELHI: The Union government is planning to build 11 tunnels in the strategically important road stretches close to the Pakistan and China borders. Two more tunnels will be built in Uttarakhand to improve connectivity in the hilly state. These all-weather tunnels, which will be built by the Border Road Organization (BRO), would cover about 89km. These tunnels are expected to help rapid mobilization of troops and equipments besides providing better connectivity to local residents, officials said.

    At a recent review meeting about the progress of road projects implemented by BRO, the road construction wing of the Army told the highways ministry officials that the feasibility studies of three projects are under progress. Two of them - the 12km Zojila and the 6.5km Z Morh tunnels - fall in Jammu and Kashmir and are crucial for connectivity between Srinagar and Leh. These two regions often remain cut off during winter as snow covers the highway connecting the regions. The third project has been planned near Rudraprayag in Uttarakhand.

    The BRO is likely to undertake the feasibility study of another nine tunnels in J&K, Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim. India had stopped the road building activities in regions close to China border after the 1962 war with a view that better road network could help the Chinese forces to spread in case of an invasion. But that doctrine has been changed and several road development works are being undertaken by the BRO, which are funded by the ministry of road transport and highways (MoRTH).

    The BRO would take up construction of two tunnels, totaling 25.4km on Balipara-Charduar-Tawang road that would improve connectivity to Tawang region throughout the year. Supply of troops in Tawang region is being met by helicopters. Two more crucial tunnels have been planned in Sikkim, which are located only 19.3 and 24.6 km distance from the line of control (LoC).

    Rangpo tunnel in Sikkim that will be only 800meter long, is also expected to be built soon.

    Details available from a BRO presentation made to the highways ministry show that the completion of strategic roads has so far been unsatisfactory. Out of the 18 strategic roads totaling 1,693km, only four (102km) have been completed so far. Work on about 1,096 km is in progress. "The BRO officers have told us that they face hardship in mobilization of men and material and they execute the projects under tough conditions. But they are expediting the key road networks which are strategically important and would also bring economic prosperity to neglected regions," said a senior highway official.

    Govt plans 11 tunnels on Pak, China borders - The Times of India
     
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    and they are telling it in press conference. stupids
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    You cant exactly hide tunnels.....:rolleyes:
     
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    They are roads. They are supposed to help the Public too unless you want all the metro construction in cities to be a big secret. People on the streets will see the construction happening, it cannot be hidden.
     
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    Thanks to Google Earth even the world's poorest countries like Burkina Faso, Rwanda, and Pakistan now have at least basic intelligence capability. There's no use trying to hide these tunnels.
     
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    For all the CHINESE, remember this "CURIOSITY KILLED THE CAT"...........
     
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    These tunnels are parts of the new roads that are being constructed

    The " Tunnels " and underground facilities to hide weapons such as missiles will NOT be revealed
     
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    Pankaj that is why i told that curiosity killed the cat. Ha ha ha ha..........:pound:
     
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    hope these road tunnels have secret area where we can hide agni missiles, with multiple exit routes. It will cost us few extra, but will be worth it.
     
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    Guys, its no hi-tech underground facility or anything like you see in Hollywwod movie :D

    These are tunnels on strategic locations providing continuous logistics supply to LoC stations even in winter or bad season. Earlier most of the non-aerial logistical chain used to take a break when roads are covered with snows etc. However now border posts will have uninterrupted supply & in the hour-of-need, we can transport troops/hardware without any glitch.
     
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    I presume sometimes you mention things so that it tells the other side not to mistake decency for complacency and weakness.

    Of late, India has been very proactive.
     
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    The Union government is planning to build 11 tunnels in the strategically important road stretches close to the Pakistan and China borders.(sevenoya)
    NEW DELHI: The Union government is planning to build 11 tunnels in the strategically important road stretches close to the Pakistan and China borders. Two more tunnels will be built in Uttarakhand to improve connectivity in the hilly state. These all-weather tunnels, which will be built by the Border Road Organization (BRO), would cover about 89km. These tunnels are expected to help rapid mobilization of troops and equipments besides providing better connectivity to local residents, officials said.

    At a recent review meeting about the progress of road projects implemented by BRO, the road construction wing of the Army told the highways ministry officials that the feasibility studies of three projects are under progress. Two of them - the 12km Zojila and the 6.5km Z Morh tunnels - fall in Jammu and Kashmir and are crucial for connectivity between Srinagar and Leh. These two regions often remain cut off during winter as snow covers the highway connecting the regions. The third project has been planned near Rudraprayag in Uttarakhand.

    The BRO is likely to undertake the feasibility study of another nine tunnels in J&K, Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim. India had stopped the road building activities in regions close to China border after the 1962 war with a view that better road network could help the Chinese forces to spread in case of an invasion. But that doctrine has been changed and several road development works are being undertaken by the BRO, which are funded by the ministry of road transport and highways (MoRTH).

    The BRO would take up construction of two tunnels, totaling 25.4km on Balipara-Charduar-Tawang road that would improve connectivity to Tawang region throughout the year. Supply of troops in Tawang region is being met by helicopters. Two more crucial tunnels have been planned in Sikkim, which are located only 19.3 and 24.6 km distance from the line of control (LoC).

    Rangpo tunnel in Sikkim that will be only 800meter long, is also expected to be built soon.

    Details available from a BRO presentation made to the highways ministry show that the completion of strategic roads has so far been unsatisfactory. Out of the 18 strategic roads totaling 1,693km, only four (102km) have been completed so far. Work on about 1,096 km is in progress. "The BRO officers have told us that they face hardship in mobilization of men and material and they execute the projects under tough conditions. But they are expediting the key road networks which are strategically important and would also bring economic prosperity to neglected regions," said a senior highway official.

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...on-Pak-China-borders/articleshow/11381619.cms
     
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    Why are such plans made public? Aren't they suppose to be secrets? None of our neighbors do so.
     
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    Tunnels have to be made in front of the public and it cannot be kept a secret.

    Therefore, it is better to put the fear of God of those who require to fear God!
     
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    they will not built in 10 even 10 years from now i can assure u
     
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    Is actual construction being done by Army or by private contractors?
     
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    It will be done by BRO (Border Roads Organization), which is road construction wing of Indian Army.
     
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    Really ??

    This BRO completed Delaram–Zaranj Highway of 220kms on Afgan-Iran border in less than 3yrs while suffering attacks from Talibani insurgents. 6 Indians died in those attacks.

    For christ sake, show some respect ! Nobody demands your assurance!

    Proposed tunnels are of barely ~90kms stretch. You know why it takes time to complete such high altitude & border intensive projects? Because there are very few brave people who take up the job considering all the risks coming from nature & enemy attacks. Many of the officer posts remain vacant because cowards prefer to bash the efforts of Armed Forces instead of actually helping them.

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    Same BRO is restoring airbases in Tajikistan.
     
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    They do not need to release a press release. Do so once these tunnels have already been built! Not a second before.
     
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