In this tutorial, I will explain about 17 BRO(Border Roads Organisation) Projects running in India. BRO(Border Roads Organisation) is a leading road construction agency under the Ministry of Defence with a primary role of providing road connectivity in border areas. It executes road construction and maintenance works along the Northern and Western frontiers primarily to meet the strategic requirements of the Army and is responsible for over 53,000 Km roads. The BRO has also constructed roads in friendly foreign countries like Bhutan, Myanmar, Afghanistan etc. thus contributing towards our strategic objectives in the region. More can be checked on PIB.
17 BRO(Border Roads Organisation) Projects in India
1. Project Arunank
- This project is responsible for the construction and maintenance of around 1113 kms of roads in Arunachal Pradesh and Assam.
- Project Arunank is named after Arunachal Pradesh.
2. Project Beacon
- This is the oldest project of Border Roads Organisation initially looking after the entire J & K Union Territory (formerly State).
- It was raised in the first week of May 1960.
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3. Project Brahmank
- It is one of the Four Projects(Other three are Vartak, Arunank and Udayak) of BRO running in Arunachal Pradesh.
- Sisseri river bridge recently constructed by Project Brahmank in Arunachal Pradesh.
4. Project Chetak
- Recently, Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has constructed and opened a new permanent bridge on the river Ravi connecting Kasowal enclave in Punjab to the rest of the country. The 484-meter bridge was built by 141 Drain Maintenance Coy of 49 Border Roads Task Force (BRTF) of Project Chetak.
5. Project Deepak
- This project is responsible for the construction and maintenance of few roads and strategic canals in Punjab, Haryana and Uttaranchal.
- Project Deepak came into existence in May, 1962.
6. Project Dantak
- This Project is responsible for the construction and maintenance of Road Infrastructure in Bhutan, Sikkim, West Bengal, Assam and Meghalaya.
7. Project Himank
- This project is responsible to maintain line of communication through highest motorable road to highest battlefield in the world and from highest airfield to the highest lake.
8. Project Hirak
- This Project is responsible for management and development of critical road Infrastructure Projects in Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh.
9. Project Pushpak
- This Project is responsible for the construction and maintenance of approximately 2113 km of roads in the states of Mizoram, Assam, Manipur and Tripura.
10. Project Sampark
- This Project is responsible from Pir Panjal Range in the north to Pathankot in the south and from Poonch in the west to Dalhousie in the east, covering around 2200 km of road network.
11. Project Setuk
- This Project is responsible for maintenance and development of road infrastructure in Tripura, Cachar Valley of Assam and Jaintia Hills of Meghalaya.
12. Project Sewak
- This Project is responsible for maintenance and development of road infrastructure in Nagaland and Manipur.
- One of the critical road project completed was connection of Kiphire town with Zunheboto by constructing a road Zunheboto-Aghunato-Kiphire of 137 km in length.
13. Project Shivalik
- This projects maintains more than 1,000 km of roads in Uttarakhand, including 650 km of national highways along the pilgrimage trail.
14. Project Swastik
- This Project construct and maintains vital road network in east and north Sikkim leading to the international border and many tourist spots in the region.
15. Project Udayak
- This Project is engaged in construction and maintenance of approximately 1981.06 kms of roads in Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Nagaland.
16. Project Vartak
- It is one of the Four Projects(Other three are Brahmank, Arunank and Udayak) of BRO running in Arunachal Pradesh.
- Sela Tunnel recently built under this project.
17. Project Vijayak
- This Project along with Project Himank are responsible for construction and maintenance of critical road infrastructure in Ladakh area.