BORDER ROADS ORGANISATION

  • Fire damages major portion of Shimla heritage building November 2, 2014

    Shimla: A major portion of a heritage building in this town, once the summer capital of the British India, was damaged in a devastating that fire broke out on Saturday night, officials said. There was no loss of life. The half-timbered Tudor style all-wooden frames and shingled eaves building currently houses...
  • Srinagar-Jammu highway to be closed for three days October 8, 2014

    Srinagar: The 294-km Srinagar-Jammu national highway connecting Kashmir Valley with rest of the country, will remain closed for vehicular traffic for three days in order to carry out necessary repairs on the road. "According to IGP Traffic, one portion of hillside at Gangroo (Ramsoo) has developed cracks and needs urgent...
  • Will complete road restoration in Uttarakhand by April end: BRO February 9, 2014

    The Border Roads Organisation has said that it will ensure complete restoration of the roads damaged in the Uttarakhand flash floods by April 30 to enable a smooth and troublefree 'char dham' pilgrimage this season. An assurance to the effect was given by BRO DG, Lt Gen AT Parnaik, to Chief...
  • Uttarakhand: Repair roads as early as possible, Antony tells BRO June 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Defence Minister AK Antony on Wednesday reviewed the damage caused to roads, including the strategic ones being built along the border with China, in the flash floods in Uttarakhand and asked the BRO to carry out their repairs within the earliest possible timeframe. The recent flashfloods in Uttarakhand...
  • Gangtok: 600 tourists stranded due to landslide June 8, 2013

    Gangtok/Darjeeling: Around 600 tourists returning to Gangtok from Chhangu Lake, Baba Mandir and Nathula were stranded at 5th Mile, 15km from Gangtok, following a landslide on Jawaharlal Nehru Marg on Saturday evening, official sources said. "Around 5pm, when the tourist vehicles were returning from Chhangu Lake, Baba Mandir and Nathula, slush...
  • SrinagarLeh Highway may partially open on April 5 April 2, 2013

    Srinagar: The arterial SrinagarLeh National Highway will be thrown open for light motor vehicles on April 5 if the weather conditions remain conducive, an official spokesman said on Tuesday. The 434km highway, the only road link between Kashmir and Ladakh region, remains closed from late November due to heavy snowfall in...
  • Assam: CBI arrests BRO official for alleged bribery March 20, 2013

    Guwahati: The CBI on Wednesday arrested an official of the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) and recovered Rs 15 lakh in cash from him. Task Force Commandant Ram Milan was arrested from the Guwahati railway station and sources said that the money was actually a bribe paid by a private contractor. CBI...
  • Sikkim: Heavy rains trigger landslides, 20 dead September 23, 2012

    New Delhi: Heavy rains triggered massive landslides in Sikkim on Sunday, resulting in the deaths of three civilians and one General Reserve Engineer Force (GREF) personnel, the state government said. The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) said that seven of its workers had died in the landslides and the IndoTibetan Border...
  • Sikkim: Heavy rains trigger landslides in Payong September 17, 2012

    New Delhi: Incessant rainfall has triggered landslides in Payong in East Sikkim. Several houses have been destroyed. Affected families have been moved to a temporary relief shelter. Highways connecting the state to the rest of the country have also been affected. Border Road Organisation (BRO) personnel have begun their road clearing operations. ...
  • Sikkim earthquake: rebuilding a ravaged state September 22, 2011

    Nine villages in Sikkim are still cut off and it's a tough task for the Border Roads Organisation as huge boulders have made the roads impassable. ...
  • Molestation charge untrue: A K Nanda's wife June 3, 2010

    New Delhi: The wife of an Indian Army Lieutenant General accused of molestation has described the charge as "not true" and says her husband "is a highly disciplined officer with a high moral character". "I would like to clarify that all this is not true. I vouch 100 percent for the...
  • Afghanistan suicide attack: Three bombers arrested April 13, 2008

    New Delhi: Authorities in Afghanistan said they have captured one of the three bombers who attacked the Border Roads Organisation workers in Nimroz on Saturday. Reports quoting Provincial Governor Ghulam Dastgir Azad say the suicide bomber was captured with an explosivelined jacket. Two Indian engineers M P Singh and C...
  • 2 Indian engineers killed in Afghanistan blast April 12, 2008

    New Delhi: Two Indian engineers of Indian Border Roads Organisation were killed and five injured in a suicide attack near Minar area in Nimroz province of Afghanistan. M P Singh and C Govindaswamy were killed when the Indian convoy was attacked around 20 00 hrs (IST) on its way to Delaram....
  • A forbidden place in HP stands for unity in diversity November 16, 2007

    Samdo: Divya has spent all four years of her life along the roads of Himachal Pradesh, far away from her homeland. Her parents are from Jharkhand and there are thousands like them who have been living in these far reaches of Himachal Pradesh for the past 30 years. They work...
  • Army to try a civilian for mutiny June 7, 2007

    New Delhi: An Army court may soon be trying a civilian for mutiny. A Border Roads Chief Engineer is in the dock for appropriating the rank of an army general. The Armyled Border Roads Organisation is hopping mad. The provocation is a civilian chief engineer not merely claiming parity with...