BRO – Border Roads Organisation celebrates its 57 years of glorious service to the nation today.
- The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) develops and maintains road networks in India’s border areas and friendly neighbouring countries.
- It is staffed by officers and troops drawn from the Indian Army’s Corps of Engineers, Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, Army Service Corps, Military Police and army personnel on extra-regimental employment.
- Officers from the Border Roads Engineering Service and personnel from the General Reserve Engineer Force (GREF) from the parent cadre of the Border Roads Organisation.
- Currently, the organisation maintains operations in twenty-one states, one UT (Andaman and Nicobar Islands), and neighbouring countries such as Afghanistan, Bhutan, Myanmar, and Sri Lanka.
- In a bid to boost border connectivity, the Border Roads Organisation has been entirely brought under the Ministry of Defence. Earlier it received funds from the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.
- Border Roads Organisation (BRO) is at the threshold of major transformation, across a wide spectrum of activities, including equipment, procedures and technology.
- The organisation is confident of overcoming the challenges of terrain, climate and security, through a dedicated team effort.
- It has resolved to be steadfast in its commitment and ensure flawless and efficient execution of assigned targets.
- One of the premier road construction agencies of the nation, the BRO has grown in strength over the years and has carved a pivotal role for itself in the arena of infrastructure development, imperative for national security.
- The works executed by BRO, apart from being strategically significant, have contributed immensely to the socio-economic development of remote and inaccessible border areas of the country.
- BRO has also been a potent ambassador of the nation’s message of peace and prosperity through developmental works in several friendly foreign countries.