Border Roads Organisation Current Affairs - 2020

BRO: Daporijo Bridge across Subansiri river in Arunachal Pradesh inaugurated

On April 20, 2020, the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh Pema Khandu inaugurated a bridge across the Subansiri river. The bridge was constructed by the BRO (Border Roads Organization).

Highlights

The developmental work of the Daporijo bridge was undertaken by the BRO amidst lock down. The bridge is of great importance as its links roads leading to India-Arunachal Pradesh border. The bridge was constructed in less than a month sticking to the safety precautions.

The bridge had developed cracks and caused accident in 1992. A bus fell off the bridge and none of the passengers survived the accident. The new bridge constructed can withstand 40 tonnes of weight.

Significance

The bridge is of great importance as the ration supplies, medicines and constructional materials pass through this bridge. Also, it is important for the transit of Indian Army as India and China have not demarcated their borders. This is important as China has motorable roads so close to Indian border.

Subansiri river

Subansiri river is a tributary of Brahmaputra river. It runs through the states of Tibet and Arunachal Pradesh. The river originates in China. It joins Brahmaputra in Assam.

Draj Bridge for all-weather connectivity inaugurated in J&K’s Rajouri

Lt Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Girish Chandra Murmu, inaugurated Draj Bridge in Rajouri, J&K. It is an important bridge for the military as well as for socio-economic development of J&K’s Rajouri District as a whole. This bridge will facilitate all-weather and speedy movement of Army troops and locals.

About Draj Bridge

It is a 72-metre-long Multi Cell Box Type Load Class 70 bridge. The bridge spans over Draj nallah and connects Draj Area with Tehsil Kotranka area under District Rajouri and is constructed to bear heavy load up to 70 tons. The upgradation of existing causeway with National Highway specifications was essential as it is on important line of communication.

The important bridge has been constructed by 110 Road Construction Company of 31 Task Force under Project Sampark of Border Roads Organisation (BRO). BRO is responsible for infrastructure development and war preparedness through construction of roads, bridge and tunnels. BRO is plays an important role in field of surface transport by connecting far-flung inaccessible remote areas along borders. It is involved with more projects in area to strengthen road network.