SRINAGAR: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh is scheduled to visit Jammu and Kashmir on September 12 to inaugurate airstrips and helipads among 90 projects undertaken by the Border Roads Organization (BRO) along the northern and western borders.
As per his provisional schedule, the Union Minister is set to visit Jammu on September 12 to launch 90 infrastructure projects undertaken by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO), encompassing airstrips and helipads, confirmed a spokesperson from the ministry.
The projects comprise 21 roads, 64 bridges, one tunnel, two airstrips, and two helipads.
During his visit, Singh will head to Samba district to inaugurate the Devak Bridge on the Bishnah-Kaulpur-Phulpur road. After the inauguration, he is also expected to address a public meeting, officials informed.
Furthermore, the Union Minister is likely to participate in the Northern Tech Symposium at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Jammu, commencing from September 11.
The Northern Command is organising the North Tech Symposium in collaboration with the Society of Indian Defence Manufacturers (SIDM) under the aegis of the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) at IIT Jammu from September 11 to 13, 2023.
Earlier, BRO Director General Rajeev Chaudhry informed that the Defence Minister would soon dedicate BRO’s projects to the nation.
“The bridge, located approximately 3.5 km from the International Border, spans 422 meters,” he added. Other important projects include a road along the Akhnoor-Poonch border, four tunnels in Kandi, Sungal, Nowshera, and Bhimber Gali, the strategic hinterland road of Bani-Basohli-Bhaderwah, an 89 km road between Basohli and Bani, and the ambitious Chatergalla tunnel.
Officials stated that these new roads and bridges are designed to ensure the efficient movement of all types of vehicles, even in challenging circumstances. (KNO)