Friday, September 22, 2023

Rajnath virtually inaugurates bridge at Aboi

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh virtually inaugurated the Paghla Bridge constructed by Border Roads Organization (BRO) at Aboi under Mon district in presence of Nagaland’s lone Rajya Sabha MP Phangnon Konyak on Tuesday.

Paghla Bridge was part of 90 infrastructure projects of BRO worth over Rs 2,900 crore spread across 11 States/Union Territories. The projects included Nechiphu Tunnel in Arunachal Pradesh; two airfields in West Bengal; two helipads; 22 roads and 63 bridges. Of these 90 projects, 36 are in Arunachal Pradesh; 26 in Ladakh; 11 in Jammu & Kashmir; five in Mizoram; three in Himachal Pradesh; two each in Sikkim, Uttarakhand & West Bengal and one each in Nagaland, Rajasthan and Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

Inaugurating the projects at an event in Jammu, Rajnath Singh credited the timely completion of those projects to the hard work and dedication of its personnel as well as the commitment of the government under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “Together with BRO, we are ensuring that the nation is secure and border areas are developed. Timely completion of infrastructure projects in far-flung areas has now become the new normal of New India,” he said.

Paghla Bridge was contacted along Tuensang-Mon road that crosses the Paghla river at Km 137.150 with water gap more than 50mtr. The river becomes non-fordable during rainy season causing inconvenience to road users.
Construction of a permanent steel superstructure major PMT bridge of 55.900mtr span steel superstructure of class-70R was planned by BRO/ Project Sewak.

In her speech, Rajya Sabha MP Phangnon Konyak stated that she was privileged to be a part of the historic inauguration, which highlights the translation of Prime Minister Modi’s vision of future connectivity. She said North East region has witnessed tremendous development that was never seen before.

The programme organised by 100 Road Construction Company (GREF) was attended by ADC Aboi, dignitaries, civil society groups of Aboi, chairman and delegates from Langmeing Village besides troops and workers of BRO.



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