Defence Minister Rajnath Singh dedicated to the nation 75-infrastructure projects built by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) at a function organised at D-S-DBO road in Ladakh on October 28, 2022. These 75 projects – 45 bridges, 27 roads, two Helipads & one Carbon Neutral Habitat– are spread across six states & two Union Territories (UTs). Twenty (20) of these projects are in Jammu & Kashmir (J&K), 18 each in Ladakh & Arunachal Pradesh, five in Uttarakhand and 14 in other border states of Sikkim, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab & Rajasthan.
This strategically important project was constructed at a total cost of Rs 2,180 crore by the BRO in record time. Many of which had completed in a single working season using state-of-the-art technology. Appreciating the grit and determination of BRO for achieving the feat despite challenging weather conditions, Minister pointed out that the projects would bolster the country’s defence preparedness & ensure economic development of border areas.