BRO celebrates 64th Raising Day; signs MoU with GRSE for construction of Modular Bridges

The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) celebrated its 64th Raising Day on May 07, 2023 at all its detachments across the country.

To mark the day, the Raksha Rajya Mantri inaugurated the BRO Technical Training Complex and an Automated Driving Track at the premises.

These facilities will enhance the training standards of the BRO personnel and help them to be better prepared for various challenges.

BRO-centric software, developed as part of ‘Digital India’ initiative, were also launched on the occasion.

These software – Recruitment Management System, Electronic Measurement Book & Work Management System – have been developed to automate various aspects of functioning of the BRO for smoother & faster output and increased transparency.

In addition, an MoU was signed between the BRO and GRSE for construction of indigenous Class 70R Double Lane Modular Bridges. These bridges will help in bolstering the operational preparedness of the Armed Forces.

In order to progressively evolve as an organisation, the BRO conceptualised several documents, including a monograph on ‘BRO Vision@2047’; Compendium on Road Slogans; Improvement & Standardisation of Medical Establishments; Quality Control Labs & Design of Bridges and Problem Statements for Innovations for Defence Excellence (iDEX), including use of satellites for monitoring BRO assets.

About Border Road Organziation (BRO)

BRO is a statutory body under the ownership of Ministry of Defence, Government of India. BRO develops and maintains road networks in India’s border areas and friendly neighboring countries.

This includes infrastructure operations in 19 states and three union territories (including Andaman and Nicobar Islands) and neighboring countries such as Afghanistan, Bhutan, Myanmar, Tajikistan and Sri Lanka.

The BRO, in more than six decades, has constructed over 61,000 kms of roads, over 900 Bridges, four Tunnels and 19 airfields under challenging conditions along India’s borders and in friendly foreign countries, including Bhutan, Myanmar, Afghanistan and Tajikistan.

In 2022-23, the BRO completed 103 infrastructure projects, the most by the organisation in a single year. These include construction of Shyok Bridge in Eastern Ladakh and Steel Arch Siyom Bridge of Load Class 70 in Arunachal Pradesh on Along-Yinkiong Road.