The Ministry of Defense has announced that it will take about 12,000 personnel from Jharkhand to build roads near the India-China border. The Ministry of Defense also asked to arrange 11 special trains for this purpose. The workers will be taken to Jammu and Chandigarh. From there they will be taken to the China border area.
Migrant workers will be taken
On May 22, the Union Home Ministry directed the railway authorities to arrange 11 special trains to carry 11,615 migrant workers from Jharkhand. This important step has been taken as the Line of Control has created an atmosphere of growing tension between the Indian and Chinese armies.
Officials say the government does not want to waste time from May to November. Troops will have to be deployed in the area for the next few weeks. Some construction work has already started on the Darbuk-Shayok-Dolat Beg Oldi road in Ladakh.
Amit Shah spoke
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday briefed Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on the issue during the lockdown talks. Because, most of the workers are residents of Dumkar in Jharkhand.
Social distance will be accepted
According to news sources, despite the coronavirus crisis, the Border Roads Organization plans to employ 40,000 workers to build roads and tunnels near the Chinese border. It is learned that on May 15, the Ladakh administration informed the BRO that the workers were willing to go for the project. However, social distance and quarantine have to be arranged.