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Assam: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Expresses Happiness After Inaugurating The Kimin-Potin Road

By Disha Sharma -
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  • 17th June 2021,
  • 4:48 PM

Defense Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday inaugurated Kimin-Potin Road in Assam's Lakhimpur district at Bilgarh.

Defence minister Rajnath Singh

Defence minister Rajnath Singh

Assam: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh expressed his happiness after inaugurating 12 road projects constructed by Border Road organisation on June 17 after inaugurating the Kimin-Potin Road in Assam’s Lakhimpur district. The inauguration ceremony took place at Bilgarh.

BRO has constructed a 20-kilometre double-lane road that will facilitate the establishment of Arunachal Pradesh’s proposed industrial belt. The road will also be the main highway for the Lower Subansiri district.

Praising last year’s braveheart soldiers of Galwan Valley who showed exemplary courage and valour in the line of duty, Defence minister Rajnath Singh said that he salutes all brave soldiers who laid down their lives fighting for our nation.

He made this statement while inaugurating road projects constructed by BRO in the Northeast.

In another tweet, he pointed out that in the past seven years, the budget of BRO has been increased by 3 to four times.

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Singh also inaugurated 11 new roads to the nation, in the entire northern and eastern borders. Out of 11 roads, one has been constructed in Union Territory of Ladakh, one road in Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, and nine in Arunachal Pradesh.

Construction of roads is a significant and strategic move for the Eastern border that will be a game-changer in providing quick and speedy communication and Transportation mode.

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In the manifesto of Lok Sabha Elections 2019, the BJP promised to build 60,000 km of National Highways in the next five years. The BJP manifesto also mentioned that they will double the length of the National Highways by 2022.

Ever since the BJP-led government has come to power in Assam, it is leaving no stone unturned to enhance the road connectivity in the region by initiating significant road projects.

Notably, throughout the road projects, BRO has played a vital role in increasing the growth of the nation’s prosperity. From the beginning, it is constantly working towards constructing smooth and lasting roads, tunnels, and other infrastructure in rural places. Not just that it has made it possible to reach the inaccessible terrains of the country.

In its manifesto, it’s written that the ruling party has undergone an unparalleled upgrade in the past five years. It has observed the connection of 91 per cent of villages with rural roads, electrification of 100 per cent of villages, and operation of 36 new airports.

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