JAMMU, May 7: Border Roads Organisation (BRO) today commemorated its 60th Raising Day.
Raised with the aim of accelerated construction of road network and infrastructure in northern and north eastern border areas of the country, the organization has spread its wings and diversified into a large spectrum of construction and development works comprising road projects, defence works, bridges and tunnels.
A handout stated that BRO meets the strategic requirements of Army and has constructed over 53,600 km roads. It has 18 projects and also constructed roads in friendly foreign countries like Bhutan, Myanmar, Afghanistan etc contributing towards strategic objectives in the region.
BRO has also been instrumental in the socio-economic development of the region by opening new trade routes and joining the remote and inhospitable areas with the rest of the country. Personnel of BRO are working relentlessly under extreme climatic and hostile conditions with utmost zeal, enthusiasm, courage and dedication.
Project Sampark is one of the projects of BRO which was carved out of Project Beacon on January 1, 1975. It covers area south of Pir Panjal ranges in J&K, parts of Himachal Pradesh and Punjab. It has been constructing and maintaining the strategic road network in the border districts of Jammu, Kathua, Doda, Udhampur, Rajouri, Reasi and Poonch since lasts 44 years and has been a major contributor in ensuring the preparedness of Armed Forces and development of this remote area.