Brig Birender Singh
Chief Engineer

1.             As late as in 1962, there were no proper road communications in the state of Mizoram. Even AIZAWL was not connected with proper road. Pressures of 2nd world war resulted in construction of a jeepable track from Silchar to Aizawl. From Aizawl to Lunglei in Southern Mizoram, even a jeepable track did not exist. Border Roads Organization was inducted into Mizoram in the year 1963. PROJECT PUSHPAK was established at Aizawl on 01 May 1967 and three TFs working in Mizoram were placed under command this project.

 

2.             In less than a decade of the arrival in this area, the BRO men established an unchallengeable reputation by their hardwork, exemplary devotion to duty and resilience to adjust to all adversities. Apart from Mizoram, Project Pushpak was entrusted with road construction in Assam, Tripura and Meghalaya. Due to the out- break of INDO - PAK war in 1971, Project Pushpak was asked to take over NH 44 from Jowai to Agartala, which was abandoned by PWD.

 

3.             Project Pushpak has constructed over 3600 Km all weather roads and 2200 meters of bridges since inception to connect all towns with the State capital at Aizawl, all districts and sub-divisional headquarters right up to the borders with Myanmar and Bangladesh. During Eighties & Nineties, Project Pushpak was the largest and most prestigious project of the BRO, having five BRTFs namely 23 BRTF, 24 BRTF, 36 BRTF, 42 BRTF and 755 BRTF and having its jurisdiction in Meghalaya, Tripura and Assam in addition to its home state Mizoram. Over the years, 21 Chief Engineers have led the Project through difficult times braving numerous challenges. The Project has the unique distinction of having been awarded four Kirti Chakras, one Padmashri and 23 Shaurya Chakras amongst many other awards. With its untiring efforts and dedication, Project Pushpak has completed more than 3371 Km (Cl-9) of Fmn, 3314 Km (Cl-9) of Surf, 406 Cr of Pmt Wks and 2200 Mtrs of Bridges.

 

4.             Presently Project Pushpak under Chief Engineer Brig Birender Singh has two TFs under its command namely, 24 BRTF located at Seling in Mizoram and 46(I) Task Force located at Port Blair in Andamans and Nicobar Islands. The Project has the responsibility of development and maintenance of 957 Kms of road and 523 Km of upgradation of roads. 




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