Border Road Organisation (BRO) celebrates its 56th Raising Day on May 7 in all over the state of J&K with great vigour and enthusiasm. The celebration on Saturday kicked off with special pooja at different units followed by Sainik Sammelan Barakhana (community feast) was organised for all ranks.
Project Beacon in J&K was raised as Chief Engineer Roads (Ladakh) during the first week of May 1960 which was later redesignated as Chief Engineer Project Beacon. This is the oldest project of Border Roads Organisation initially looking after the entire J & K state. Later, projects Sampark and Himank were raised for Jammu and Ladakh regions respectively to ease out the workload of this project.
Project Himank aptly known as Mountain Tamers, is located at the highest inhabited place in the world between great Himalayan and Karakoram mountain ranges. It is responsible to maintain line of communication through highest motorable road to highest battlefield in the world and from highest airfield to the highest lake. Currently this project is instrumental in development of road infrastructure in Eastern Ladakh and other strategically important roads in Ladakh Sector. Project Sampark the project was raised in January 1975 with its HQ at Jammu. It has an area of responsibility South of Pir Panjal covering all the border districts in Jammu region. The project has over 3000 Kms of roads (both under maintenance and construction/upgradation) and around 120 bridges.