Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
13-October-2016 18:08 IST
DG Projects Border Roads Visits Sikkim Road

Director General Border Roads (DGBR) Lt Gen Suresh Sharma has completed a five-day inspection visit of strategic roads in Sikkim. He is constantly keeping focus on the State for fast track completion of Strategic Roads and to plan new roads.

DGBR travelled extensively to see the progress made by Project Swastik on the National Highway to Nathu La and Mangan. He spent two days on roads along the International Border on Lachung and Lachen axis and visited Donkya La Pass at an altitude of about 18000 feet which was recently connected by Project Swastik. This project, linking both Lachung & Lachen axis was completed despite adverse geographical terrain and harsh climatic conditions. After overseeing the progress of the Theng Tunnel construction, DGBR has expressed confidence about its timely completion. He has also emphasised on installation of higher road safety measures all along highways in the State, to ensure zero accidents. He also interacted with construction workers and ground level executives and explained Border Roads Organisation’s current priorities to them.

Lt Gen Sharma met the area Commander of the Army formation to discuss their priority and feedback on quality and productivity.