BRO to complete AFH stretch on time: DG 

  • Inspects Project Brahmank works

ITANAGAR, Apr 23: The Border Roads Organization (BRO) is committed to strengthen connectivity and socio-economic development of sensitive border state of Arunachal Pradesh, said its Director General (DG) Lt Gen Raghu Srinivasan while interacting with the troops and labouorers executing road projects under Project Brahmank.

Accompanied with Project Brahmank chief engineer A K Mishra and 44 Border Road Task Force (BRTF) commander Col BPS Tomar, the DG, during his four-day visit during April 18 to 21, inspected works of strategic Kaying-Tato- Menchukha axis being executed by 44 BRO HQs and reviewed key projects, BRO sources told this daily.

The DG, who lauded efforts of 92 Road Construction Company (RCC) for developing  Aalo-Kaying road as ‘Zero fatality corridor’, also inspected ongoing works of Kaying helipad and upgradation works of Kaying-Tato road to NHDL specifications.  He appreciated use of precast drains and culverts on Kaying-Tato road and stressed the urgent need to upgrade and to adopt better technologies and materials in all BRO works to ensure timely completion of strategic road infrastructure. He also appreciated pace of works despite inclement weather and remote terrains.

After CE Mishra briefed the DG on alignment of proposed Bille-Migging road, part of strategic Arunachal Frontier Highway (AFH, NH-913) project, the DG stressed on importance of this mega road project, which would not only boost development of this hilly state but would also help defense preparedness of the nation. The BRO is committed to complete this stretch in a time bound banner, he said with conviction.

The DG also inspected works of ongoing Tato-Menchukha road and directed to expedite the pace of construction to complete it within the stipulated time while ensuring highest standard of quality. Heo reviewed progress of 35 mtr span Shuku Sokang bridge on Tato-Menchukha road which would enhance load capacity of the road for faster induction of strategic assets to the Line of Actual Control (LAC) and directed expeditious completion.

The DG interacted with BRO personnel at all work sites and directed them to work in mission mode for best utilization of the working season ahead. Before leaving for Pasighat, he lauded the efforts of Project Brahmank in development of infrastructure and in providing connectivity to far-flung areas of this Himalayan state by maintaining the same tempo to connect the remotest corners with the mainstream of the country, the source added.

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