Border Road Organization dedicates Web-Portal to promote tourism in border areas
New Delhi: Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has come out with a Tourism portal (https://marvels.bro.gov.in) to promote tourism in border areas. The portal will facilitate guided tours for people to world famous BRO projects. The Minister of Defence Mr Raknath Singh today unveiled the web-portal in New Delhi.
According to the Defence Ministry statement, the user-friendly website aims to facilitate e-booking of guided tours to the road infrastructure projects constructed by the BRO. In the initial phase, only e-Booking for guided tour to Atal Tunnel, Rohtang will be available through the portal. Soon, infrastructure projects in Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh etc. will be included for guided tours. World's highest motorable road at Umling La Pass, state-of-the-art bi-lane Sela Tunnel and Nechiphu Tunnel are among the projects which will be included.
The first ticket from the website was presented to the Raksha Mantri by Director General Border Roads (DGBR) Lt Gen Rajeev Chaudhry on the occasion.
In his address, Mr Singh appreciated the efforts of the BRO in developing the portal and exuded confidence that the website will go a long way in boosting tourism in far-flung areas. The website contains photo and video galleries of tourist destinations and local flora & fauna, besides providing information about the BRO, the nature of works it has executed in border states and the challenges faced. It also hosts technical information related to construction for those working in the field of civil engineering, especially students and academia.
In his introductory remarks, DGBR Lt Gen Rajeev Chaudhry said, the website will enable the people to conveniently plan a visit to the places which have become popular among tourists and the academic fraternity. Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Ajay Bhatt, Financial Advisor (Defence Services) Shri Sanjiv Mittal and other senior officials of MoD were present on the occasion. BRO personnel and representatives of tourism & travel agencies joined the event virtually.
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