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24 NATIONAL BRIDGES AND THREE ROADS BY BORDER ROADS ORGANIZATION (BRO)

24 NATIONAL BRIDGES AND THREE ROADS BY BORDER ROADS ORGANIZATION (BRO)

Context:

On 28 December 2021, Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh dedicated 24 National Bridges and Three Roads, built by the Border Roads Organization (BRO) in four states and two Union Territories.

Key Highlights:

  • Of the 24: 
    • nine bridges in Jammu and Kashmir
    • five each in Ladakh & Himachal Pradesh
    • three in Uttarakhand
    • one each in Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh.
  • Of the three roads, one is in West Bengal and two are in Ladakh.

Double-Lane Modular Bridge:

  • India’s first indigenous Class 70 140-feet Double-Lane Modular Bridge was also inaugurated.
  • It is built at the height of 11,000 feet at Flag Hill Dokala, Sikkim and Chisumle-Demchok road at Umling La Pass at over 19,000 feet in Ladakh.
  • The bridge also holds the Guinness World Record of the world’s highest motorable road.

Border Roads Organization:

  • It is a road construction executive force in India.
  • It provides support and is part of the Indian Armed Forces. 
  • It develops and maintains road networks in areas bordering India and in friendly neighbouring countries.
  • BRO executes infrastructure operations in 19 states and union territories including the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and neighbouring countries such as Bhutan, Myanmar, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, and Sri Lanka.

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