New Delhi: The Border Roads Organization (BRO) on Saturday celebrated its 63rd raising day. It was on this day in 1960 the BRO was formed to secure India's borders and develop infrastructure in remote areas of the north and north-east states of the country.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh greeted the organisation on the occasion. In an event organised in New Delhi to celebrate the 63rd raising day, he urges Border Roads Organisation to further enhance its capability through optimum use to technology and strive to strengthen the infrastructure of the border areas at a faster pace.
"The Chinese presence has increased in the Northern sector in the recent past. Due to their proficiency in construction in mountainous areas, they manage to reach different places very quickly. The BRO must continue to work in parallel and focus on increasing their capability with full use of technology," said the Minister. He added that the Government, on its part, is making all efforts to provide the required support to the BRO in this direction.
Singh mentioned about the recent announcement of an increase of the capital budget of BRO by 40 percent to Rs 3,500 crore in Financial Year 2022-23, reiterating the Government's commitment to the country's security and development of border areas. He assured the BRO of not just budgetary, but all possible support in this endeavour.
On the occasion, he also virtually laid the foundation stone of a married accommodation complex at Todapur for the BRO personnel posted at Delhi during their peace tenure. The complex will house 323 quarters, along with allied infrastructure for the personnel.
The Defence Minister also launched two softwares – BRO Resource Management System and BRO Budget Management System – developed by Bhaskaracharya National Institute for Space Applications and Geo-informatics (BISAG-N). The softwares will automate the distribution and utilisation of the resources as well as the budget of the BRO.