Border Roads Organisation [BRO]

By : Neha Dhyani

Updated : Apr 11, 2022, 11:52

The Border Roads Organisation [BRO] has worked under the Ministry of Defence (since 2015). Its responsibility is to maintain the road networks in the border areas of India. The Border Roads Organisation [BRO] was formed to maintain and develop the Indian remote areas north and northeast situated near the borders. The Border Roads Organisation [BRO] Raising Day is celebrated on May 7. In the beginning, BRO functioned under the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. Since 2015, it has been managed and is functioning under the Ministry of Defence.

This organisation plays a vital role in the infrastructure development of the country's border areas. BRO is operating in 21 Indian states and 1 union territory. It also functions in our friendly neighbouring countries like Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Bhutan, and Myanmar.

Border Roads Organisation [BRO] Vision

Nation's most reputed, transnational, multifaceted, modern construction Organisation is committed to meeting the strategic needs of the armed forces with enlightened leadership, a strong, skilled, and committed workforce, a well-ingrained value system and a strong environment conscience, and playing a national role in socio-economic development through its large scale contribution to infrastructure development.

Border Roads Organisation [BRO] Mission

  • To provide support to the armed forces to meet their strategic needs through dedicated, committed, and cost-effective development and sustenance of the infrastructure.
  • To achieve international levels of time consciousness and quality excellence in a diversified sphere of construction activity cost-effectively.
  • Optimise expertise and potential through increased involvement in agency, transnational and national development projects.
  • To attain leadership in development, assimilation, and adoption, use of state of the art technology.
  • Optimising information technology optimizes the environment for accurate, effective, and real-time decision-making.
  • Focusing on core competencies ensures the highest proficiency and skill in construction activity.
  • To sustain a sense of values in the organisation to ensure a high level of self-esteem in each individual and immense synergy.
  • To ensure the overall growth and help enhance the community's quality of life.

Role of the Border Roads Organisation [BRO]

In Peace -

  • Develop & Maintain the Operational Road Infrastructure for General Staff in the Border Areas.
  • Contribution in the Socio-Economic Development of the Border States.

In War -

  • To Develop & Maintain Roads to Keep Line of Control in Original Sectors and Re-Deployed Sectors.
  • To execute additional tasks laid down by the Govt Contributing to the War Effort.

Major Achievements of the Border Roads Organisation [BRO]

One of the biggest infrastructural achievements of the organisation is the construction of the longest highway tunnel constructed in Himachal Pradesh, named The Atal Tunnel, in the loving memory of the former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

Its length is 8.8-kilometres and will be the world's longest tunnel above 3,000 meters. It will decrease the distance between Manali and Leh by 46 kilometres and saves transport costs.

It will provide connectivity through all weathers to remote border areas of Ladakh and Himachal Pradesh which otherwise remain cut off from the rest of the country for about six months during the winter season.

The Border Roads Organisation [BRO] has achieved another milestone by constructing the highest motorable road in the world at the height of 19,300 feet at Umlingla Pass in eastern Ladakh. In addition to this, the BRO has also constructed a 52-km long black-topped road through Umlingla Pass, bettering the previous record of a road in Bolivia connecting to its volcano Uturuncu at 18,953 ft.

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FAQs on Border Roads Organisation [BRO]

Q.1. What is the key responsibility of the Border Roads Organisation [BRO]?

Ans. Border Roads Organisation [BRO] has the key responsible for maintaining and constructing the roads in the border areas.

Q.2. When does the BRO celebrate the Border Roads Organisation [BRO] Raising day? 

Ans. The Border Roads Organisation [BRO] Raising Day is celebrated on May 7 every year.

Q.3. Under whom the Border Roads Organisation [BRO] is managed?

Ans. Since 2015, the Border Roads Organisation [BRO] has been managed and is functional under the Ministry of Defence.

Q.4. Which areas are Border Roads Organisation [BRO] operational in?

Ans. Border Roads Organisation [BRO] operates in 21 Indian states and 1 union territory and is also functional in our friendly neighbouring countries such as Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Bhutan, and Myanmar.