New Delhi, September 14
With India and China locked in an intense navy standoff alongside the Line of Actual Control (LAC), the federal government at the moment sought Rs 1,200-crore enhance within the funds for strategic roads within the border areas all alongside the LAC.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman sought Parliament’s nod for added spending on border roads, as a part of the general supplementary grants for the continuing fiscal, ending March 31, 2021.
In the Union Budget in February, a sum of Rs 3,050 crore was earmarked for roads in border areas. The addition of Rs 1,200 crore makes it a 39 per cent soar over the unique allocation. — TNS
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