May 05, 2022 Government approved Rs 650 crore for road to Kailash Mansarovar The Centre is set to sanction over Rs 650 crore and start paving work for the last segment of the Indo-China border connectivity road that will facilitate the link to Kailash Mansarovar. This link from Uttarakhand will allow vehicles to drive up to just 75 km away from the pilgrim site. The government is also preparing to involve top construction companies and contractors from L&T to Tata group to bring in mechanised construction to expedite work on the project, ET gathers. The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MORTH) has already opened a dialogue with top firms for the same, sources confirmed. The key step to get the project moving has been completed. The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has completed road formation of the entire 150 km link from Askot up to the Indo-China border. Road formation involves the shaping of the road surmounting geographical and terrain challenges over which road pavement can be constructed. This challenging work was completed successfully by the BRO in the tough Himalayan terrain. The MORTH is set to sanction funds for the paving of the last 80 km of road from Askot to the border, top sources confirmed to ET. "The toughest part was road formation in this case. With road formation now completed, the paving of the road will begin.