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Government of India
Ministry of Defence
05-July-2016 18:22 IST
BRO proves its Mettle yet again

The dedicated effort of the Border Roads Organization (BRO), which worked tirelessly with clockwork precision, opened the Badrinath Dham Yatra axis in Uttarakhand within four days. Large scale slides occurred between Nandprayag and Chamoli on 01 July 2016 due to incessant rain and cloud burst causing damage to life and property. The National Highway connecting Rudraparayag-Joshimath-Mana, the main axis for the Yatra, was covered with numerous landslides and boulders which rolled down on NH-7, disrupting complete movement of traffic, stranding pilgrims and locals on both sides. The BRO took up the challenge and mobilized all mechanical resources and manpower for opening the yatra axis with operational urgency.

The Chief Minister of Uttarakhand Shri Harish Rawat expressed his satisfaction for the challenging task done by BRO in keeping the entire Yatra axis open despite challenging weather conditions. True to its motto ‘Shramena Sarvam Sadhyam’, BRO once again proved its mettle in the service to the nation.

The BRO has been in the forefront of Disaster Management in India. The organisation has displayed its preparedness, professional acumen and responsiveness during all national calamities.

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