New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on December 13 appreciated the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) for its efforts in building border infrastructure and contributing to the improvement in the lives of people living in border areas.
The Minister, who chaired the meeting of Consultative Committee of Parliament for the Ministry of Defence in New Delhi, lauded the BRO for its work in constructing roads in the border areas linking the most difficult regions.
The Director General (DG) BRO, Lt General Harpal Singh made a detailed presentation on the working of BRO, especially on maintaining operational road infrastructure for the Armed Forces in border areas.
Border Roads Development Board (BRDB) was set up in 1960 for expeditious execution of road construction projects in the North and North-Eastern states for enhancing the defence preparedness and the economic development of the border areas.
BRO is an executive arm of BRDB. As part of its contribution of strengthening the relations with neighbouring countries, BRO has also developed roads in some friendly countries in the neighbourhood.
The meeting was also attended by Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik and Members of Parliament including Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, Manish Tewari, A Raja, KJ Alphons, Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma, V Lakshmikantha Rao, Ms Supriya Sule, Saugata Roy and Pushpendra Singh Chandel.