Published On: Sun, Oct 29th, 2017

BRO Inaugurates One More Modern Bridge On Leh-Loma Road, Closest To China

Border Roads Organization (BRO) inaugurated on Sunday a new bridge over the Linche river on Leh-Loma road to improve connectivity for the people of the cold desert region, close to the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China in Ladakh region, in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.

According to BRO spokesman, the 30-metre heavy bridge under Project Himank is a part of continued development in the strategic Ladakh region and it is a third such bridge this month to improve road connectivity in the border region.

The bridge was inaugurated by Brigadier D.M. Purvimath, chief engineer of Project Himank, who appreciated the engineers and workers saying the project would accomplish development of Leh by enhancing connectivity further with more bridges and roads.

BRO Inaugurates One More Modern Bridge On Leh-Loma Road, Closest To China

He added the newly-constructed bridge would enhance travel of local people along with the Indian Army in the strategic region.

Brig. Purvimath further mentioned all the bailey bridges are being replaced with modern ones.

The Leh-Loma road provides connectivity to several link roads along the LAC and is being developed by the specification of National Highway Double Lane (NHDL) considering the importance of it being the closest route to China border.

The Brig. said, “Such connectivity shall enhance travel and communication for strategic transport and tourism development.”

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