Jammu: Stating that not just to provide strategic advantage to armed forces but also exploring tourism potential of isolated areas, Director General, Border Road Organisation (BRO) Lt. Gen Rajeev Chaudhary on Sunday said under project Samparak, the BRO is providing all weather road connectivity in Jammu and Kashmir.
The DG was on a visit to Kathua district to inspect Benadhi Bridge on Dyala Chack- Ramkote road which has been completed in record 90 days by BRO team.
The Lt. Gen said, “Union MoS Dr Jitendra Singh is very keen to develop the Basohli-Bani- Bhaderwah corridor which will not only give fillip to the development in areas of Basohli- Bani but also give direct access to Bhaderwah.”
He said the 7-km Chattergala Tunnel will be a key component on the corridor which will definitely help in a long way to tap tourist potential of the entire area.
Appreciating the team members, Lt. Gen Rajeev Chaudhary said the 25 km road from Dyala Chack to Ramkote is an important road link and BRO team has so far completed four bridges in a record time.
He said the 30 metres Benadhi Bridge has been completed in the fastest recorded time in BRO’s history of making roads.
The Lt Gen also gave away medals to six members of the executing team including an associate who has been serving with BRO for over two decades.
Brigadier Tejpal Singh, Commander 35, R K Garg, OC, 69 BRO Shailendra Kumar and other officers concerned were also present.