Shri PKH Singh, 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 2310 Km of roads and 145 Km of Ditch Cum Bund in 2000-01.

          

The Project has so far completed 2146 Km equivalent Cl-9 of formation cutting, 2078 Km of surfacing, 3457 Km of periodic renewal of road surface, 35 major permanent bridges, strengthening and overlaying of Pathankot and Agra air fields and Rajouri Air Strip. 

 

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

 

The Project has been assigned the task of four laning of National Highway Pathankot-Jammu and is 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 is a big achievement for a Project Sampark.  This Bridge constructed by Boarder 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 nation on 24 Dec 2015 by Shri Manohar Parrikar, Defence Minister.  This bridge is located at Basholi Town in J&K bordering Punjab state and will be 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.

                                                    


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