May 30, 2024
  • The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has celebrated its 65th Raising Day on May 07, 2024.
  • The event was organised in New Delhi, which was presided over by Defence Secretary Shri Giridhar Aramane.
  • The event also witnessed the unveiling of a compendium on Sela Tunnel as well as some books including ‘Oonchin Sadaken’, ‘Path Pradarshak’ and ‘Path Vikas’ by the Defence Secretary.

WHAT IS BORDER ROAD ORGANISATION?

  • BRO was conceived and raised in 1960 by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru for coordinating the speedy development of a network of roads in the North and the North Eastern border regions of the country.
  • It works under the administrative control of the Ministry of Defence.
  • It has diversified into a large spectrum of construction and development works comprising airfields, building projects, defence works and tunneling and has endeared itself to the people.

ACHIEVEMENTS OF BRO

  • The BRO executes road construction and maintenance works at altitude ranging from 9,000 ft up to 19,000 ft along the Northern and Western frontiers.
  • In six decade it has constructed over 62,214 kms of roads, 1,005 bridges, seven tunnels and 21 airfields.
  • It has completed two significant airfield projects namely Bagdogra and Barrackpore.
  • The foundation stone for Mudh Airfield Project was laid by Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh recently.
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