Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
22-September-2014 11:38 IST
BRO Annual Chief Engineers’ Conference 2014 : A Curtain Raiser

Border Roads Organisation (BRO) is organising its Annual Chief Engineers’ & Equipment Management Conference 2014 at GREF Centre, Pune wef 23 Sep to 26 Sep 2014.

The Director General Border Roads and its Eighteen Chief Engineers of various Projects will be attending the conference to take stock of various ongoing works and to charter future course of action for the organisation. Shri Sanjeev Ranjan, Secretary, Border Roads Development Board (BRDB) shall also be present on the occasion. Various issues of organizational interests will be discussed in the forum, during the four day conference. Certain firms have also been invited to deliver talks on latest technologies which can be implemented in BRO.

BRO is playing a yeoman role in meeting the strategic and operational infrastructural requirements of the Army. It also makes a significant contribution to socio-economic development especially of the border areas. BRO is presently undertaking construction of 23,410 Km of roads and 30,982 m of bridges, besides maintaining a network of 25,700 Km of roads and bridges. BRO has also made foray in to the field of tunneling to meet the strategic requirements of the armed forces. Construction of the 8.8 km Rohtang Tunnel in the State of Himachal Pradesh is under progress, wherein 4.4 Km of tunnel has already been completed. Feasibility study of Zojila and Z-Morh tunnel is already completed and construction is likely to commence next year. A 592 mtr long cable stayed bridge is under construction on River Ravi at Basohli, this bridge will be first of its kind in Northern India and will enhance connectivity between Punjab and Jammu & Kashmir.