Rajnath Singh, the defense minister of the country, inaugurates 6 bridges in Jammu and Kashmir today. The inauguration is to be held by video conference. Border Roads Organization (BRO) has constructed these bridges. These are located in Akhnoor and Jammu regions of J&K. Each of them cost around 45 crores.
Rajnath had a meeting with the organization(BRO) on Tuesday. In that meeting the defense minister reviewed the work of BRO. Rajnath mentioned the need to boost the ongoing infrastructure projects in the meeting.
BRO works for the construction of bridges, roads, tunnels and airfields in remote border areas. They have also undertaken construction in friendly neighbour countries like Bhutan, Myanmar and Afghanistan. Whenever required for the country. BRO Director General Lieutenant General Harpal Singh mentioned about the major progress made by BRO during the recent years. As it comes out from the meeting, BRO has been a trustworthy agency for the Indian government for the border areas construction. BRO has taken over previous construction projects of the country. Last year too, Rajnath inaugurated two bridges in J&K.
A defence ministry official said, “BRO worked incessantly even during the restrictions imposed due to Covid-19 without affecting the progress of various projects,” as mentioned in the TOI.
In the review meeting with Rajnath, BRO showed that they executed 30% more work in 2019-20 than the previous year.
For the construction of the bridges
For the fast movement of the troops and for the ease of logistics actions BRO had to clear the required roads, considering the high snowfall. In this process they cleared off 3965 kms, covered by 149 roads in the regions of J&K, Sikkim, Ladakh, Himachal pradesh, Uttarakhand and Arunachal pradesh.
In collaboration with Garden Reach shipbuilders and Engineers limited, BRO carried out trials for modular bridges. Provided with the latest equipments and machines. This will be under the ‘Make in India’ initiative.
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