India carrying out lot of construction activities at China border: BRO DG
Chandigarh: India has been carrying out a lot of construction activities at the China border in the last three years, BRO Director General Lt General Rajeev Chaudhry said on Sunday.
The DG was here to inspect the ongoing construction work of an air dispatch unit of the Border Roads Organisation (BRO), touted to be the world’s largest 3D concrete printed campus.
Chaudhry said the government of India is fully supporting the BRO for carrying out infrastructure development projects by way of increasing the budget and new technology.
The government of India has ‘increased our budget by 100 per cent in the last two year’, he added.
When asked if China is carrying out big infrastructure development near the border areas of India, the DG said that a lot of construction activities have been being carried out by the BRO and other agencies at the China border in the last three years.
The DG said that around 300 BRO projects worth Rs 8,000 crore were completed during the last few years.
‘In the last three years, we set up 295 road projects, bridges, tunnels and airfields which were dedicated to the nation,’ Chaudhry said.
‘In four months, our 60 more projects will be ready and the pace of our work has increased,’ he added.
The DG said that the BRO was using steel slag — a by-product of steel — and plastic in the construction of roads.
“Today, the BRO’s pace of work is quite fast and the government has complete support in it, be it the budget, machines, new technology and simplification of procedures. You can be rest assured that we will leave China behind in the next four to five years,” he added.