Team Blitz India
NEW DELHI: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated 35 infrastructure projects constructed by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO), valued at Rs 670 crore, during an event at Joshimath-Malari Road in Uttarakhand on January 19. In his address, the Defence Minister emphasised the importance of connecting remote areas with the rest of the nation.
Out of the 35 projects inaugurated, 29 are bridges, and six are roads. 11 of these projects are being constructed in Jammu & Kashmir, nine in Ladakh, eight in Arunachal Pradesh, three in Uttarakhand, two in Sikkim, one in Mizoram, and one in Himachal Pradesh.
One of the key projects, the Dhak Bridge, holds strategic importance, providing increased connectivity to the borders and promoting socio-economic development in the region.
In his address, Rajnath emphasised the importance of connecting remote areas with the rest of the nation.
Rajnath took the opportunity to address the development of infrastructure on mountains that ensured safety. This comes shortly after the Uttarakhand tunnel collapse on November 12, where 41 workers were caved in for nearly 16 days.