Mizoram, Feb 5: Mizoram Rajya Sabha member K Vanlalvena urged the Centre to construct border roads along the Indo-Bangladesh border on the Mizoram side.
The state shares 318-km international border with Bangladesh, which is guarded by the Border Security Force (BSF).
During the motion of thanks to the President speech on the ongoing parliament session on Thursday, Vanlalvena informed the house that certain villages and BSF outposts along the India-Bangladesh border have not been connected by roads.
“Construction of border roads is utmost importance to connect such border villages and outposts,” he said.
He also said that several of Mizoram’s villages were outside the border fencing.
Lauding the BJP-led NDA government headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Vanlalvena said the ongoing Central road projects of a four-lane national highway between Aizawl and Silchar, double lane highway linking Aizawl with east Mizoram’s Champhai town and double lane road between Selling in Saitual district and Tuipang in south Mizoram’s Siaha district would greatly benefit not only Mizoram but also the entire Northeast.
He said that the ongoing cross border roads under the ambitious Kaladan Multi-Modal Transit Transport Project (KMMTTP) to link Mizoram southernmost Lawngtlai district with Paletwa in Myanmar will usher in development.
He thanked the Centre for taking the initiative to call tender for the construction of Indo-Bangladesh border trade Centre at Kawrpuichhuah in Lunglei district and double-lane road between Lunglei and Tlabung to facilitate border trade within February.