India Gets Big Border Infra Boost As Defence Minister Inaugurates 28 BRO Projects In Seven States, UTs
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday (3 January) dedicated 28 infrastructure projects, worth Rs 724 crore, to the nation during an event organised at Siyom Bridge on Along-Yinkiong Road in Arunachal Pradesh.
These projects, which were completed by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO), include 22 bridges, three roads, and three other projects.
Eight of these projects are located in Ladakh, five in Arunachal Pradesh, four in Jammu and Kashmir, three each in Sikkim, Punjab, and Uttarakhand, and two in Rajasthan.
In addition, three telemedicine nodes, located in Ladakh and Mizoram, were also inaugurated.
The three telemedicine nodes e-inaugurated by the Defence Minister will be connected with service hospitals through VSAT (Very Small Aperture Terminal) satellite communications system.
The event at Along-Yinkiong Road witnessed the physical inauguration of the strategically-important Siyom Bridge, while the other projects were dedicated to the nation virtually, the Defence Ministry said in a statement.
The Siyom Bridge is a state-of-the-art 100-metre long, class 70 steel arch superstructure over Siyom River in Arunachal Pradesh.
With the inauguration of these 28 projects, which were completed in 2022, a total of 103 infrastructure projects of BRO were dedicated to the nation in the year at a total cost of Rs 2,897 crore.
In October last year, 75 projects, worth Rs 2,173 crore, were inaugurated by the Defence Minister from Shyok village in Ladakh.
In 2021, 102 such projects of the BRO were dedicated to the nation at a cost of Rs 2,229 crore.
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