Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Ajay Bhatt visited the Headquarters, Project Shivalik of Border Roads Organization (BRO) in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand on 25th May 2023. He was briefed on the ongoing works on the strategically important roads, ongoing Char Dham Yatra and various construction works related to the Bharat Mala project. He expressed satisfaction with the rapid implementation of the infrastructure works carried out by BRO, especially in the border areas in rough terrain and adverse weather conditions.
Congratulating BRO for building and blacking the world’s highest motorable road at 19,300 feet at Umlingla Pass in Eastern Ladakh, Shri Ajay Bhatt commended Shivalik Project for working at such a high altitude with dedication. He also commended the project’s outstanding undertaking in successfully completing the Joshimath-Auli Road repair and rehabilitation works to facilitate the conduct of joint training of Indo-American strategic units, on very short notice.
The Raksha Rajya Mantri also appreciated that BRO is the only agency that has successfully carried out the orderly degradation and scrapping of vintage vehicles, becoming the first and only government organization to achieve the goal. Afterward, he interacted with the troops and praised them for their high morale and diligent service to the nation. He also praised BRO’s efforts to improve cross-border tourism.
Shri Ajay Bhatt also paid homage to Amar Karmyogi Smriti by laying a wreath. He planted a palm tree to celebrate the “Lifestyle for Environment” campaign.