Rajnath to inaugurate 43 bridges; lay foundation stone for Nechiphu tunnel

New Delhi, Sep 23 (UNI) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will inaugurate 43 bridges built by Border Roads Organisation (BRO) across seven states and Union Territories on Thursday. He will also lay the foundation stone for the Nechiphu Tunnel on road to Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh via video conference.

Out of 43 bridges, the minister will dedicate 10 bridges to Jammu & Kashmir, 7 to Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh 2, Punjab 4, Uttarakhand and Arunachal Pradesh 8 each, Sikkim 4.

India’s push for developing infrastructure in areas bordering China has rattled Beijing as Indian troops have increased patrolling along the Line of Actua Control (LAC).

In July, three new bridges made by the BRO in Ladakh’s Nimu region became operational.

These three bridges are strategically located and would help the Indian Army in moving tanks and other heavy artillery to the eastern Ladakh sector along the LAC.


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