New Delhi. Amid growing tension along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China, the Border Road Organization (BRO) has pushed the neighboring country on the backfoot through its project. This is because in the last two years, BRO has made more than 200 projects. Interestingly, most of these projects have been completed in Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh. Both these areas are very important from a strategic point of view.
BRO’s DG Lt Gen Rajiv Chaudhary told, ‘The government has shown more confidence in BRO and has increased the budget. This speed has come due to the use of new technology and change in working style. 102 projects (87 bridges and 15 roads) were completed in 2021, while 103 projects (67 bridges, 30 roads and 6 helipads) were completed in 2022.
5125 crore projects completed in 2 years
He told, ‘Projects worth Rs 5125 crore were completed in the last two years. 22 percent projects in Ladakh and 30 percent in Arunachal, currently work is going on on 4 projects in Arunachal and 3 in Ladakh. 6 tunnels are being prepared in Arunachal, 4 in Jammu and Kashmir and 1 in Ladakh. BRO has built 4 tunnels in the last 60 years and now we are working on 11 tunnels, 9 tunnels are in final stage and planning.
Tags: arunachal pradesh, China, jammu and kashmir, LAC, Sikkim
FIRST PUBLISHED : January 13, 2023, 17:15 IST