BRO DG reviews progress of strategic projects in Assam, Arunachal


Border Roads Organization Director General Lt. Gen. Rajiv Chaudhry on Saturday reviewed the progress of strategic projects in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, which are nearing completion, an official release said.


He also visited the site of Project Vartak in Tezpur, Assam.


The BRO chief also inspected the site of the rail-cum-highway tunnel under the Brahmaputra river.


It was said in the release that Chief Engineer of Project Vartak Brigadier Harish Kumar met the DG and briefed him about the details of the underwater tunnel.


The DG also reviewed various infrastructure projects underway in Assam’s Sonitpur and Arunachal Pradesh’s Tawang and West Kameng districts.


The release said that they were also informed about all the works of Balipara-Charduar-Tawang (BCT) road which will be completed by September.


Lt. Gen. Chaudhry also reviewed the progress of the strategically important Nechiphu and Sela tunnels being constructed on BCT Road.


“These tunnels will be open to the public for use by September or October,” he said.


Chaudhry directed the officials to ensure high quality for construction of these tunnels and maintain timeline for completion of projects.


The DG also inaugurated a “testing van” with state-of-the-art equipment to test the quality of road, bridge and tunneling works.


Lt. Gen. Chaudhry visited the Eastern Base Workshop, which is responsible for providing maintenance and repair facilities for machinery used for BRO projects in the Northeast.

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