more-news

Govt. taking measures to meet demand of armed forces infrastructure: Gen. Bikram Singh

By Praful Kumar Singh, New Delhi, Jan.13, : Army Chief General Bikram Singh on Monday acknowledged that there is an inadequacy of defence infrastructure, but added that the Central Government is taking steps to meet this demand.


"As far as infrastructure in concerned, there is an inadequacy at the moment. But there are plans afoot to create the infrastructure needed," said General Singh, who was addressing his annual press conference here today.

"There is a conscious effort in terms of improving the infrastructure. There are a number of roads and railway lines which have been identified to be prepared. So, we need focused commitment towards this need," he added.

"In 2010, we had allocation of roughly Rs.9249 crores for the infrastructure development. Additionally, there are Rs. 28000 crores worth of projects, which we hope and expect to be taken up in the 13th Five Year Plan," he said.

"I have been projecting this demand time and again to the government. The government is aware of the problem, and there are initiatives on their part with regard to outsourcing some of these roads to renowned players," he added.

General Singh also said an initiative to revitalize to strengthen the capacity of Border Roads Organisation (BRO) will be taken up, so that it can deal with these various projects.

--ANI (Posted on 13-01-2014)

more-news headlines

Fire in Delhi slum; 500 shanties destroyed

Ceasefire violation: Pak fires at LoC

Fire in Delhi's Bengali Market; no casualty

Fire engulfs 500 hutments in Delhi

Warm Friday in Delhi

'Pakistan' remark: Giriraj Singh gets bail

Not a BJP supporter but hope they come to power: Andre Beteille

Eight polling staff killed in Maoist blast in Jharkhand

Four get jail term for cheating public sector firm

CPI-M to issue advisory against expelled leader

Rahul to tour UP, Andhra Pradesh April 25

Over 3,000 heavy vehicle drivers prosecuted in Delhi

Quick Links: Goa | Munnar | Pondicherry | Free Yearly Horoscope '2014

Comments

Your e-mail:


Your Full Name:


Type verification image:
verification image, type it in the box

Message:

Back to Top