Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Inaugurates Six Strategically Important Bridges In J&KDefence Minister Rajnath Singh(Representative Image) (PTI)

In a boost to road connectivity in Jammu and Kashmir, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday (9 July) inaugurated six strategically important bridges constructed by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) in the union territory.

Singh unveiled four bridges in Akhnoor sector and two in Jammu-Rajpura area via video conference. The bridges have been constructed by the BRO at a cost of Rs 43 crore.

Earlier on Tuesday (7 July), Singh held a review meeting with Border Roads Origination (BRO) officials to discuss the improvement of infrastructure near Line of Actual Control with China and Line of Control with Pakistan.

The review meeting took place amid the ongoing border tension with China.

During the meeting, Singh had directed that all border infrastructure to be fast tracked so that movement of forces should not be affected.

Last month, the government had approved an additional Rs 1,691 crore for highway works by the Border Roads Organisation in Jammu and Kashmir, and Uttarakhand.

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