Rajnath Singh Inaugurates 6 New Bridges In J&K, Says 'Development A Priority'

Rajnath Singh right now inaugurated 6 new bridges in Jammu and Kashmir through video convention (File)

New Delhi:

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh right now inaugurated six bridges in border areas of Jammu and Kashmir, and asserted that improvement of distant areas within the area will proceed to be a “key precedence” for the NDA authorities.

The Defence Minister devoted the bridges by means of video conferencing in presence of Chief of the Military Workers Gen MM Naravane, Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar, Director Basic of Border Roads Organisation Lt Gen Harpal Singh, amongst others.

4 bridges have been constructed on the Akhnoor-Pallanwala highway in Akhnoor, whereas two bridges have been constructed on the Tarnah Nallah in Kathua district, the Defence Ministry stated in a press release.

The overall price of building of the bridges was Rs 43 crore.

The inauguration of the bridges, constructed by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) comes at a time when India and China are engaged in a border row in jap Ladakh.

Officers stated the dedication of the bridges to the folks of Jammu and Kashmir carries a much bigger message that India will proceed to develop key infrastructure in border areas however hostilities by any adversary.

“Our authorities is dedicated to selling infrastructure on our borders and obligatory sources will likely be offered for this. Our authorities has a eager curiosity within the improvement of Jammu and Kashmir,” Mr Singh stated in his transient tackle.

“Retaining in thoughts the wants of the folks of Jammu and Kashmir and Armed Forces, many different improvement works are additionally being finalised, which will likely be introduced in due time. About 1,000 kilometre lengthy roads are at the moment beneath building in Jammu area,” he stated.

The Defence Minister stated the federal government has ensured that adequate sources are offered to the BRO for the development of strategic roads.

Regardless of the COVID-19 epidemic, the federal government won’t let the sources of the BRO fall brief, he added.

In keeping with the ministry, the annual finances of the BRO ranged from Rs 3,300 crores to Rs 4,600 crores throughout 2008 to 2016. Nonetheless, the allocation was hiked to Rs 8,050 crore in 2019-2020.

The finances for the BRO for 2020-2021 is prone to be Rs 11,800 crore, the ministry stated, including the upper allocation will expedite the development of strategic roads, bridges and tunnels alongside our northern borders.

In his remarks, Singh congratulated the BRO for building of the bridges in “document time”.

He stated that roads and bridges are the lifeline of any nation and play a significant position within the socio-economic improvement of far-flung areas.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is frequently monitoring the progress of those initiatives and ample funds are being offered for his or her well timed execution, he added.

(Aside from the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV workers and is printed from a syndicated feed.)


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