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Border Roads Organisation 'BRO': Details, Aim, Significance, Latest Updates

 

 

Border Roads Organisation 'BRO': Details, Aim, Significance, Latest Updates

The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) is engaged in road construction to provide connectivity to difficult and inaccessible regions in the border areas of India.

The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) works under the control of the Ministry of Defence since 2015.

The BRO is staffed by officers and troops drawn from the Indian Army’s Corps of Engineers, Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, Army Service Corps, Military Police, and army personnel on extra-regimental employment.

Engineering Service and personnel from the General Reserve Engineer Force (GREF) form the parent cadre of the Border Roads Organisation.

At present, Border Roads Organisation (BRO) maintains operations in twenty-one states, one UT (Andaman and Nicobar Islands), and neighboring countries such as Afghanistan, Bhutan, Myanmar, and Sri Lanka.

The BRO operates and maintains over 32,885 kilometers of roads and about 12,200 meters of permanent bridges in the country.

The Border Roads Organization has played a very important role in both maintenances of security and in the development of border areas.

The BRO works in close association with the Indian Army in cases of natural disasters. It is the brave men of the BRO who was responsible for much of the reconstruction work undertaken as a result of the 2004 Tsunami in Tamil Nadu, the 2010 Ladakh flash floods and even during the 2014 Jammu and Kashmir Floods.

 Recently, the BRO has celebrated its Rising day on 7th May 2019.


 

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