New Delhi. Ushering in a new revolution in the connectivity of roads and bridges in sensitive border areas close to the International Border (IB) and Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh dedicated six major bridges to the nation through video conferencing from New Delhi on July 9.
These bridges of strategic importance were completed by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) in a record time.
The Minister congratulated all ranks of BRO for completing the works of six bridges in record time and complimented them for contributing towards nation building by working in the most difficult terrain and weather conditions. He said that roads and bridges are the lifeline of any nation and play a vital role in the socio-economic development of far flung regions.
Reiterating the Central Government’s commitment to prioritise development activities in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, he said Prime Minister Narendra Modi is regularly monitoring the progress of these projects and adequate funds are being provided for their timely execution.
Complimenting BRO he said, “Continued construction of roads and bridges in the border areas of the country with total commitment by BRO would help in realisation of the efforts of the Government to reach to the remotest areas. Roads are the lifeline of any nation.”
Thanking the people of Jammu and Kashmir for their cooperation, Singh said, “I am sure that the construction of modern roads and bridges will bring prosperity to the region. Our government is committed to promoting infrastructure on our borders and necessary resources will be provided for this. Our government has a keen interest in the development of Jammu and Kashmir,” and added that about 1,000 kilometre long roads are currently under construction in Jammu region.
The six bridges were inaugurated in the presence of Minister of State (MoS) (Independent Charge) Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Department of Atomic Energy and Department of Space Dr Jitendra Singh. Member of Parliament, Jammu, Jugal Kishore Sharma was present on the site through video link.