Road Ministry Says Feeder To All National Highways To China Border Would Be 10 Meters Wide Strategic Importance – All roads leading to China border will now be 32 feet wide instead of 18


News Desk, Amar Ujala, New Delhi
Updated Thu, 17 Dec 2020 08:16 AM IST

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The border dispute between India and China in East Ladakh has been going on since May. Meanwhile, all national highways, which are either feeder roads to the border of China or have strategic importance for national security, will be widened by more than 10 meters or 32 feet. This is to say of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. The Highways Ministry has revised its two-year-old circular in which the width of such roads was limited to 5.5 meters or 18 feet. This circular had become a source of controversy for the Chardham road widening project.

The ministry said in a circular issued on Tuesday that the earlier width does not address the issue of standard strategic roads. It states that the prescribed standards have been reviewed in view of the issues raised by the Ministry of Defense.

In the revised circular, the ministry has said, “Roads in mountainous and mountainous areas that act as feeder roads to the Chinese border or are of strategic importance for national security, the width of the carriageway should be 7 meters, There will be a 1.5 meter slope on either side. ‘

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A few months ago, the High Court-appointed High Powered Committee (HPC) chairman Ravi Chopra on March 23, 2018 stated how the ministry was violating its own decision while executing the Chardham road project. has been raised.

HPC was split into two groups on the issue of road width. On the one hand most of its members agreed with the government’s stance of widening the road to 12 meters, while on the other hand the view of some members of the committee was that the Ministry should ensure that the width of the tarred road does not exceed 5.5 meters. Ho.

Sources said that a new circular has been issued on the legal opinion of the Attorney General of India that the roads leading to China border need to be 10 meters wide. The source said that the revised circular was placed before HPC on Tuesday. So far, black topping has been completed on 425 km out of the 825 km Chardham road network.

The border dispute between India and China in East Ladakh has been going on since May. Meanwhile, all national highways, which are either feeder roads to the border of China or have strategic importance for national security, will be widened by more than 10 meters or 32 feet. This is to say of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. The Highways Ministry has revised its two-year-old circular in which the width of such roads was limited to 5.5 meters or 18 feet. This circular had become a source of controversy for the Chardham road widening project.

The ministry said in a circular issued on Tuesday that the earlier width does not address the issue of standard strategic roads. It states that the prescribed standards have been reviewed in view of the issues raised by the Ministry of Defense.

In the revised circular, the ministry has said, “Roads in mountainous and mountainous areas that act as feeder roads to the Chinese border or are of strategic importance for national security, the width of the carriageway should be 7 meters, There will be a 1.5 meter slope on either side. ‘

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A few months ago, the High Court-appointed High Powered Committee (HPC) chairman Ravi Chopra on March 23, 2018 stated how the ministry was violating its own decision while executing the Chardham road project. has been raised.

HPC was split into two groups on the issue of road width. On the one hand most of its members agreed with the government’s stance of widening the road to 12 meters, while on the other hand the view of some members of the committee was that the Ministry should ensure that the width of the tarred road does not exceed 5.5 meters. Ho.

Sources said that a new circular has been issued on the legal opinion of the Attorney General of India that the roads leading to China border need to be 10 meters wide. The source said that the revised circular was placed before HPC on Tuesday. So far, black topping has been completed on 425 km out of the 825 km Chardham road network.


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