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‘RAISING DAY’ OF ‘BORDER ROADS ORGANISATION (BRO)’ OBSERVED

‘RAISING DAY’ OF ‘BORDER ROADS ORGANISATION (BRO)’ OBSERVED

Context

On 7 May 2021 Border Roads Organisation celebrated its 61st Raising Day (foundation day).

Details

About Border Roads Organisation (BRO)

  • It develops and maintains road networks in India's border areas and friendly neighboring countries.
  • Formation : 7 May 1960.
  • Aim : To secure India's borders and develop infrastructure in remote areas of the north and north-east states of the country.
  • Working : under the administrative control of the Ministry of Defence.
  • Projects Executed : Atal Tunnel, Nechiphu Tunnel and Barsi Bridge (longest bridge on Manali–Leh highway).
  • Director-General of BRO: Lt. Gen. Rajeev Chaudhary.
  • BRO Headquarters: New Delhi.

Role of Border Roads Organisation

During Peace

  • To develop and maintain the operational road infrastructure of General Staff (GS) roads in the border areas.
  • To contribute to the socio-economic development of the border states.

During War

  • To develop and maintain roads to keep line of control through in original sectors and re-deployed sectors.
  • To execute additional tasks as laid down by the government contributing to the war effort.

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