Project Beacon and Project Vijayak: Border Roads Organisation breaks record at ZojiLa battling extreme weather conditions

What is the News?

Border Roads Organisation(BRO) through its frontline projects – Vijayak and Beacon has created a new record by keeping the Zoji La pass on the Srinagar–Leh National Highway open for vehicular traffic (Usually, it remains closed in winters due to high snow).

Zoji La: It is a high mountain pass located in the Kargil district of Ladakh. It links the Union Territory of Ladakh with the rest of the country.

What is Project Beacon?

It was launched in the 1960’s. This is the oldest project of the BRO. The project currently looks after road infrastructure development and maintenance in the important areas of Kashmir.

What is Project Vijayak?

It was launched by BRO in 2010. Project Vijayak along with Project Himank are responsible for the construction and maintenance of critical road infrastructure in Ladakh.

Read more: Border Roads Organisation constructs strategic bridge in Arunachal Pradesh
What are the other important projects of BRO?

Project DANTAK: It was established in 1961 with the objective of developing roads, telecommunication networks and other such landmark infrastructure-related projects in Bhutan.

Project Sampark: It was raised by BRO in 1975. It looks after the construction, improvement and maintenance of strategic roads in the border district of Jammu, Kathua, Doda, Udhampur, Rajouri, Reasi and Poonch.

Read More: Project Himank and Umling La Pass

Source: This post is based on the article Border Roads Organisation breaks record at ZojiLa battling extreme weather conditionspublished in PIB on 4th Jan 2022.

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