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    Road construction work in Sikkim slows. The standoff between Indian and Chinese troops in Doklam near Sikkim lead to only 6.7 km of road construction.

    The area is disputed between China and Bhutan and is close to the strategic Chumbi Valley.

    This is in Chinese control at a tri-junction bordering India, China and Bhutan.

    In the last two years, 654 km of roads were constructed in states sharing a border with China. While Jammu and Kashmir that also shares a border with Pakistan recorded the maximum construction of 283 km.

    Sikkim the point of the ongoing standoff has had only 49 km of roads built since 2015.

    In Arunachal Pradesh, 200 km of roads was built since 2015-16, 40 km was constructed in Himachal Pradesh and 82 km in Uttarakhand.

    Minister of State for Defence Dr Subhash Bhamre, in a written reply had informed this to the Rajya Sabha.

    Out of 519 roads , 61 roads of length measuring 3,417 km have been identified as strategic Indo-China Border Roads (ICBR).

    While Jammu and Kashmir that also shares a border with Pakistan recorded the maximum construction of 283 km.

    Sikkim the point of the ongoing standoff has had only 49 km of roads built since 2015.

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