Defence Minister Rajnath Singh dedicates 44 BRO-made bridges to nation


Most of the bridges are in strategically important areas and they will help the armed forces in ensuring quick movement of troops and weapons.


Defence Minister Rajnath Singh dedicated to the nation 44 bridges made by Border Roads Organisation (BRO) across seven States/Union Territories, through video-conferencing on Monday.

These bridges are built in border areas of Ladakh, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir.

Chief of Defence Staff Bipin Rawat, Army chief MM Naravane and MoS Jitendra Singh were present on the occasion.

Last week, the Defence Minister had said that the strategically important Atal Tunnel is dedicated to the armed forces protecting India's borders and those living in the remote terrains.

"I do not need to explain the importance of this tunnel. Its strategic importance is understood by everyone. It will ensure speedy and faster transportation of rations, weapons and other logistics. It will also help in faster deployment of personnel. Situated on the border of two nations, it is dedicated to those protecting our borders, and those who live in those areas," Singh said at the inaugural ceremony in Manali.

The foundation Stone for Nechiphu Tunnel on the road to Tawang will also be laid during this event.

With inputs from Agency

Image credit: One India

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