Col Umesh Chandra Prasad

Offg Chief Engineer

Project Udayak

PIN-931715

C/O 99 APO

Phone : 03759-240607, 242096

Email : bro-udk@nic.in


THE UDAYAK SAGA

Project Udayak was raised on 01 Jun 1990 at Doomdooma, Assam at the peak of militancy. Its two Task Forces, 48 BRTF and 752 BRTF were carved out to Projects Vartak and Sewak respectively to form the two powerful arms of this young Project.

In the eighties, the two erstwhile easternmost projects Vartak and Sewak had five and four Border Raod Task Forces respectively. It was felt that a new project was required for better command and control. on 23 May 1989, a new project named "Udayak" was sanctioned. A pictorial chronology is give below.

THE RAISING

Being the easternmost project, we were named Udayak symbolic of the 'Rising Sun'. The project was to take on responsibility of roads and other works in erstwhile districts of Siang, Lohit, Dibang Valley and Tirap of Aunachal Pradesh and Mon, Tuensang and Mokokchung districts of Nagaland.

Doomdooma located amidst tea gardens in upper Assam region was selected for the HQ location. The project had been created at a period when the ULFA agitation in Assam was at its peak and Doomdooma area was a centre of anti-national activities. Though the units, by themselves, were not affected directly but  interruption and delay in movements were frequent.

48 Border Road Task Force of Porject Vartak and 752 Border Road Task Force of Project Sewak with all their units, roads and other works came under Project Udayak from 01 Jun 1990. Col PK Chowdhury, Commander 48 BRTF officiated as Chief Engineer of the new Project.

Entrusted with 1260 Kms of road which include Indo-China Border Roads, GS Roads and National Highways, Project Udayak was also at the forefront of bridging in the BRO. Achieving over 1132 Meters of bridging, the Project had the distinction of giving the highest figure of bridging target for any Project in 2008-2009. Siku, Passighat (Longest departmental bridge) are example of the bridge construction capability of the Project. All the important ICBRs stand completed in the Project. The  present focus of the project on construction of roads to establish inter-Valley connectivity. This is a mission we have undertaken with zeal.

The rising sun of Project Udayak symbolizes new hopes and progress in the remotest regions of Eastern Arunachal Pradesh. With renewed developmental focus in this remote region, Project Udayak is committed to development of road infrastructure upto the farthest corner of Arunachal Pradesh. The Project remains committed to its motto ' Achievement Through Excellence".

 


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