Jammu, Oct 25: Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has achieved a significant milestone in the ongoing Project Sampark on National Highway 144A (NH144A) from Akhnoor to Poonch.
This crucial project has been divided into eight packages and the BRO is making remarkable progress in enhancing the Horizontal and Vertical Profile of the road. “In a commendable feat of engineering, the first of the four tunnels 260 meters Kandi Tunnel has achieved its breakthrough. This incredible accomplishment is a testament to the dedication and hard work of the BRO team,” BRO officials said.
They said that the tunnel work, which commenced in March 2023, has seen remarkable progress despite facing adverse weather conditions, including heavy rainfall and landslides along the entire road stretch. “The breakthrough came ahead of schedule, demonstrating the exceptional expertise and determination of the BRO. Brigadier Tejpal Singh, Chief Engineer Project Sampark, was present to witness this momentous occasion,” the officials said.
They said that the package – 1 is expected to be completed by June – 2024. “Once completed, this tunnel will reduce the length of the road by 2.5 kilometres, improving connectivity and facilitating more efficient travel between Akhnoor and Poonch,” they said.
The BRO officials said that additionally, this tunnel will play a vital role in enhancing strategic connectivity for the Armed Forces, enabling smoother and more expedient movement from Jammu to Poonch. “The Border Road Organisation is committed to the timely and successful execution of all Projects undertaken, and this achievement is a testament to its dedication for improving transportation infrastructure and serving the nation,” they said. (KNO)
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