JALUKBARI, May 8 - The headquarters of the Additional Director General of the Border Roads Organisation (BRO), situated at Jalukbari, celebrated the 59th Raising Day of the organisation on Tuesday.
The BRO was raised on May 7, 1960 to secure India�s borders and develop infrastructure in remote areas of the northern and north-eastern states. It started with just two projects � one at Tezpur named Tuskar, now known as Vartak, and another in Jammu and Kashmir named Beacon. Currently, the BRO conducts operations in 21 states, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and neighbouring countries such as Bhutan, Myanmar and Tajikistan. The BRO maintains over 8,600 km of roads in the North East.
Speaking on the occasion, ADG, BRO (East) PKH Singh called upon all BRO personnel to strive hard towards nation building. He commended the tireless efforts of BRO personnel working in far-flung areas and in inclement weather for improving the road network and better connectivity in the North East.