BRO spearheading crucial road projects to connect remote areas with major centers in Jammu-Poonch: DG Border Roads

Jammu, Jan 28 (UNI) Director General Border Roads Lt Gen Raghu Srinivasan on Sunday said that Border Road Organisation is spearheading crucial road projects to connect remote areas with major centers in the Jammu-Poonch region.

“The Jammu-Poonch link, advancing rapidly, is on track for completion in the next few years,” said attending the tunnel breakthrough ceremony, underscoring the importance of the project signifying a major step forward in enhancing regional connectivity and facilitating smoother transportation along the National Highway.

On being asked about Defence Infrastructure along LoC, DG BR mentioned that development of defence infrastructure is a continuous process and Border Roads Organisation is committed towards strengthening of defence infrastructure by building and upgrading strategic roads all along the IB, LoC and LAC.

“The BRO and Project Sampark is steadfast in its commitment to Create, Connect, Care and save lives of the citizens of its area of responsibility,” said the DG Border Roads.

He said, “it believes in the adage “Roads Build Nation” and rededicated itself to the construction of border roads infrastructures to spur socio-economic progress.”

Road Akhnoor-Poonch, the “Golden Arc Road” is a very old and highly strategic 200 Km stretch which connects South Kashmir and Jammu region to the West of Jammu Kashmir.

It connects important border districts of Akhnoor, Rajouri and Poonch.

There are four major Tunnels in this stretch viz Kandi tunnel, Sungal tunnel, Naushera tunnel and Bhimber Gali tunnel.

The construction of a pivotal infrastructure project National Highway144A connecting Akhnoor to Poonch reached a significant milestone today as the breakthrough ceremony for the Naushera Tunnel took place.

The tunnel spanning an impressive 700 meters is a crucial link connecting Akhnoor and Poonch.

Last year on Nov 25 breakthrough of Kandi tunnel was achieved signifying the efforts of BRO towards providing connectivity across the areas of Rajouri and Poonch.

The progress of National Highway has taken pace and the project is expected to be completed by 2026 before its specified time.

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