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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to visit Siang district on January 3, 2023

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HT Bureau

GUWAHTI, Dec 30: Union Defense Minister Rajnath Singh is likely to visit Siang in Arunachal Pradesh on January 3 2023.

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As per the itinerary, the minister will arrive at Chabua Air Force station on January 2, 2023.

As per repots, Rajnath Singh will inaugurate the Siyom Bridge and virtually inaugurate 27 other projects of the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) along with the release of the BRO Vision and New Tech Handbook and interaction with locals.

According to official reports Border Roads Organization (BRO) has constructed a total of 3,097 km of roads in Arunachal Pradesh in the last five years, the government informed the parliament on December 16.

Besides this, the government also informed that the BRO has constructed around 3,140 km in the Union Territory of Ladakh in the last five years.

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The Minister of State for Defence Ajay Bhatt also informed Lok Sabha that the Ministry of Defence has entrusted the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) with the construction of roads in border areas, as per priority fixed by Army based on a five-year Long Term Roll over Works Plan (LTRoWP).

The BRO has constructed 64 roads spanning 3,097 km in Arunachal Pradesh and 43 roads spanning 3,140 km in Ladakh in the last five years, the data said further.

As per the shared data, the details of roads constructed in other states and Union Territories include — 18 roads (663.535 km) in Sikkim; 22 roads (947.21 km) in Uttarakhand; 61 roads (2381.963km) in UT of Jammu and Kashmir’ 13 roads (884.309 km) in Rajasthan.

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