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Big boost to border infrastructure: Ladakh, J&K gets new bridges

Last Updated on December 29, 2021 at 12:40 pm

In an attempt to boost border infrastructure and ensure swift movement of troops at borders, 24 bridges and three roads in four states and two union territories have been constructed.

These were inaugurated virtually by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh. Out of 24 bridges, 9 are in Jammu and Kashmir, five each in Ladakh and Himachal Pradesh, three in Uttarakhand, one in Sikkim and one in Arunachal Pradesh. Of the three roads, two are in Ladakh and one is in West Bengal.

 Defence Minister said that it is important to have strong infrastructure in border areas.

Union Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) Dr Jitendra Singh, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh RK Mathur, Chief of the Army Staff General M M Naravane, Director General BRO Lieutenant General Rajeev Chaudhry and General-Officer-Commanding of Srinagar-based Chinar Corps Lieutenant General D P Pandey attended the event virtually among others.

Also, the inauguration of India’s first indigenous class 70 -140-feet Double-Lane Modular Bridge built at the height of 11,000 feet at Flag Hill Dokala, Sikkim and Chisumle-Demchok road at Umling La Pass at over 19,000 feet in Ladakh.