Border Roads Organisation Project Dantak 64th Raising Day

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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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