Defence Minister Rajnath Singh unveils 6 strategic bridges in J&K
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday unveiled six major bridges in sensitive border areas near the International Border and Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir. The six bridges are of strategic importance and were completed by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) in record time, the Ministry of Defence said. The six bridges were inaugurated through a video conference by Rajnath Singh in Delhi. Also present at the virtual inauguration were Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh, CDS General Bipin Rawat, Army Chief MM Naravane.
Dedicated to the nation six bridges constructed by BRO in J&K via video conferencing facility today. These bridges will facilitate movement of the Armed Forces in these strategically important sectors and also contribute towards the overall economic growth of remote border areas. pic.twitter.com/rB1NbxzRqu
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While two bridges are on the Tarnah Nallah in Kathua district in Jammu, four are located on the Akhnoor-Pallanwala road in Akhnoor. The bridges were constructed at a total cost of Rs 43 crores. These bridges, constructed under Project Sampark of BRO, will facilitate the movement of Armed Forces in a strategically important sectors. As Defence Minister congratulated BRO for completing the six bridges in record time, he complimented them for contributing towards nation building by working in the most difficult terrain and weather conditions. Reiterating the Central Government’s commitment to prioritize development activities in J&K, Rajnath Singh said the Prime Minister is regularly monitoring the progress of these projects and adequate funds are being provided for their timely execution.