Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated a webinar on Atal Rohtang Tunnel on Jan 11 that was organised by Border Road Organisation (BRO).
"The inauguration of Atal Tunnel under the adverse conditions we faced last year specifically COVID-19 is a testament to the determination of the executing team, especially the engineers, which consummated this project," said Rajnath Singh.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on February 22 said Government of India's clear focus is on 'Ease of Doing Business' in order to encourage foreign OEMs to set up manufacturing units in India. "GoI has brought many reforms in last 6 years. There is a clear focus of the government on 'Ease of Doing Business' to encourage foreign OEMs, to set up manufacturing units in India, develop joint ventures and promote private participation in defence sector," said Defence Minister.
82 stranded tourist vehicles were evacuated in Himachal Pradesh’s Kullu on January 03. Vehicles were stranded due to havey snowfall in south portal area of Atal Tunnel near Dhundhi. Raman Gharsangi, Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Manali informed that efforts are being made to restore vehicular traffic. On Jan 02, the Himachal Pradesh Police rescued over 300 tourists stranded near the Atal Tunnel at Rohtang after fresh snowfall. Tourists were stranded between South Portal of Atal Tunnel and Solang Nalla in Manali. The Lahaul-Spiti Police in coordination with the Kullu Police sent vehicles through the tunnel in the evening. All stranded tourists were rescued from Dhundhi and South Portal of the tunnel till 12.33 am and were taken to safer places in Manali. As per forecast by the Meteorological Department, snowfall around the tunnel is expected in the coming days. The world's longest tunnel at an altitude of 10,040 feet, Atal Tunnel has become a tourist destination since it was made open to public in October 2020. Watch the full video for more.
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Kullu district police evacuated a total of 82 stranded tourist vehicles from South Portal area of Atal Tunnel on January 03. Heavy snowfall trapped the vehicles, throwing lives out of gear. On January 02, a rescue team saved over 300 tourists from the region.
The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) finished the construction of a 110-feet bailey bridge at Kela Morh near Ramban on the Jammu-Srinagar highway in a record time of 60 hours on Jan 16. The bailey bridge, which would be opened for regular traffic on Saturday evening, was required as retaining wall of the existing bridge collapsed on January 11 cutting the valley from the rest of the country. Bailey bridge is made from portable and prefabricated steel panels that can be quickly assembled. Brigadier IK Jaggi, Chief Engineer project Beacon of BRO, who monitored the construction of the bridge said that BRO put men and machinery working day and night despite cold winter. “We have accomplished the completion of the vital bridge in just 60 hours. Traffic can run on it as the trial run was completed,” he added. Watch the full video for more.
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Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has reconstructed Bailey bridge at Kela Morh in Ramban on Jammu-Srinagar highway in record 60 hours. One of the passways of the bridge was damaged due to landslide which led to the closing of the national highway for more than a week. A trial run was carried out successfully on January 16 and traffic will be able to run on it by evening, according to BRO. Brigadier IK Jaggi, Chief Engineer of BRO, said, "By evening, traffic will resume on it".
Border Roads Organisation (BRO) carried out snow removal process in Eastern Ladakh on January 12. Heavy machinery was used to speed up the clearance process. Snow clearance was done to keep strategic roads and passes open for movement of troops. Lately, the higher reaches have been receiving continuous snowfall.
Exhibition organised in Bhubaneswar to promote local handloom, textile and handicraft. The event aims to flourish local businesses hit by COVID pandemic. Around 21 districts participated in the exhibition.
On February 25, the total COVID-19 tally of India reached to 1,10,46,914. The country reported 16,738 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours and active cases stands at 1,51,708. With new 11,799 discharges, total number reached to 1,07,38,501. 138 deaths were reported in last 24 hours, taking cumulative toll to 1,56,705. 1,26,71,163 beneficiaries have been vaccinated for COVID-19 across India. According to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 21,38,29,658 samples tested up to 24th February.
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