Defence minister Rajnath Singh on Monday inaugurated 44 newly constructed bridges together with eight in Uttarakhand, by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) in a digital programme attended by chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat and different officers.
In Uttarakhand, all of the eight bridges inaugurated are positioned within the hill district of Pithoragarh which shares the border with Nepal and China. Hailing the event, Singh mentioned that the bridges are of strategic significance and would assist in bettering connectivity to distant areas.
The eight bridges in Pithoragarh district have been in-built Kulanagad, Tullagad, Dongatoll, Dobat-1, Elagad, Sirall, Sayaldhar and Charigad areas. The eight bridges vary from 30m to 85m with Dongatoll being the shortest one–30m whereas Charigad is the longest one–85m.
CM Rawat appreciating the work of BRO mentioned, “The bridges might be useful particularly for the pilgrims of the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra. They can even assist in the event of the distant areas of the district by bettering connectivity.”
He mentioned that the folks of the distant areas up within the hills of Pithoragarh had been demanding the bridges for a very long time. “Their calls for have now lastly been met, thus opening new avenues of growth there.”
Rawat additionally hailed the BRO saying, “It constructed these bridges in appreciable time which exhibits its effectivity and the dedication of the federal government to enhance the infrastructure of the strategically necessary areas within the hills.”
Earlier after inaugurating the 44 bridges constructed by BRO in seven states and Union Territories, defence minister Rajnath Singh mentioned, “The bridges will play a really important function in supplying necessities to the armed forces within the areas close to the border with China.”
“These will fulfill the strategic requirement of connectivity to the border areas contemplating the truth that we now have ongoing border points with each China and Pakistan,” Singh mentioned.