Brig Yogesh Kumar Ahuja

    CE, Project Sampark



Raised in Jan 1975 due to ever increasing work load of BRO in Jammu region, the Project has grown from strength to strength and the work load has increased from 843 Km of roads in 1975 to 3276 Km of roads and 140 Km of Ditch Cum Bund in 2018-19.

          The Project has so far completed 3498 Km equivalent CL-9 formation cutting, 4071 Km of surfacing, 6115 Km of periodic renewal of road surface, 67 Major permanent bridges, strengthening overlaying of Pathankot and Agra air fields and Rajouri Air Strip.

Other major achievements of the Project are construction of road Budhal-Mahore-Gul, Basoli-Bani-Bhaderwah, Nagrota Bye Pass; strengthening and improvement NH double lane specification of the Roads Jammu-Rajouri-Poonch, Chakki-Dhar-Udhampur, Rajouri-Kandi-Budhal and Budhal-Mahore-Gul.

The project was assigned the task of four lining of National Highway Pathankot-Jammu and was thus the first Project of BRO to be selected to participate in the development of the North-South corridor, the ambitious plan of the Prime Minister.

Atal  Setu, 592 mtr long Cable stayed Bridge is a big achievement for a project Sampark. The Bridge constructed by Border Roads Organisation has been a major challenge in the department, considering its span & type.   Atal Setu at Km 14.74 on Dunera-Basholi-Baderwah road has been dedicated to the nation on 24 Dec 2015 by Shri Manohar Parrikar, Defence Minister.   The bridge is located at Basholi Town in J&K bordering Punjab state and a direct road link for access to Kashmir from Pathankot in Punjab and Barikhet in Himachal Pradesh.

The project has rendered yeomen service in providing effective communication in militancy affected areas near the Line of Control and turbulent International Borders.  Acts of militants aided and abetted from across the border and enemy shelling have failed to dampen the spirit of the daredevils of SAMPARK.

The project has two TFs (13 & 31 BRTFs) under its Command with additional Adm Control of WBW & WSD. Col BP Bhandari was the first CE of the project who took over the reigns on 26 Oct 1975. Previous eighteen CEs have contributed to shape the project to its present stature. Presently Brig Yogesh Kumar Ahuja has taken over the command of CE (P) Sampark wef 28 Nov 2018.