Border Roads Organisation Project Dantak 64th Raising Day
The Prime Minister has praised the initiative by Border Roads Organisation Project Dantak to commemorate 64th Raising Day.
About Project Dantak
Project Dantak is one of the oldest projects of the Border Roads Organization (BRO).
It was established on 24th April1961.
It was a result of the visionary leadership of the King of Bhutan and Jawahar Lal Nehru, then Prime Minister of India.
It was established under the provision of the Indo-Bhutan Treaty of Peace and Friendship, 1949.
The project is playing a major role in identifying the most important aspects of connectivity and promoting the socio-economic growth and development of Bhutan.
It is tasked with the construction and maintenance of roads suitable for motorized transport in Bhutan.
About Border Roads Organisation (BRO)
BRO, a pioneer in the field of infrastructural development in the border areas of the country.
BRO is a major road construction agency under the Ministry of Defence with the primary objective of providing road connectivity to the border areas.
BRO was formed on 7th May 1960.
It develops and maintains the road network in India's border areas and friendly neighbouring countries.
This includes operating infrastructure in 19 states and three union territories (including the Andaman and Nicobar Islands) and neighbouring countries such as Afghanistan, Bhutan, Myanmar, Tajikistan and Sri Lanka.
One of the biggest infrastructural achievements of BRO - longest highway tunnel built in Himachal Pradesh, and its name is Atal Tunnel.
Atal tunnel under Rohtang Pass is an 8.8-kilometer-long tunnel.
This will reduce the distance between Manali and Leh by 46 kms and will save on transportation costs.
Director General of BRO - Lieutenant General Rajeev Chaudhry
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