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BRO ACHIEVES BREAKTHROUGH OF 2.79 KM LONG SUNGAL TUNNEL ON AKHNOOR -POONCH ROAD (NH 144A)

BRO ACHIEVES BREAKTHROUGH OF 2.79 KM LONG SUNGAL TUNNEL ON AKHNOOR -POONCH ROAD (NH 144A)

Jammu : 14 May 2024

Road Akhnoor-Poonch, “The Golden Arc Road” is a very old and highly strategic 200 Km stretch which connects South Kashmir / Jammu region to the West of Jammu Kashmir. It connects important border districts of Akhnoor, Rajouri and Poonch. There are four major Tunnels in this stretch viz Kandi Tunnel, Sungal Tunnel, Naushera Tunnel and Bhimber Gali Tunnel.

The construction of a pivotal infrastructure project National Highway144A connecting Akhnoor to Poonch reached a significant milestone today as the Breakthrough Ceremony for the Sungal Tunnel took place. The tunnel spanning an impressive 2790 meters is a crucial link connecting Akhnoor and Poonch.

DGBR Lt Gen Raghu Srinivasan, VSM reviewed the Breakthrough Ceremony, which signifies major breakthrough in construction activity of tunnel. The breakthrough underscores the importance of this project signifying a major step forward in enhancing regional connectivity and facilitating smoother transportation along the National Highway.

This year on 28 Jan 2024 breakthrough of Naushera Tunnel was achieved signifying the efforts of BRO towards providing connectivity across the areas of Rajouri and Poonch. The progress of National Highway has taken pace and the project is expected to be completed by 2026.

During his address DGBR Lt Gen Raghu Srinivasan, VSM mentioned that BRO is spearheading crucial road projects to connect remote areas with major centers in the Jammu-Poonch region. The Jammu-Poonch link, advancing rapidly, is on track for completion in the next few years. On being asked about Defence Infrastructure along LoC, DGBR mentioned that development of Defence Infrastructure is a continuous process and Border Roads Organisation is committed towards strengthening of Defence Infrastructure by building and upgrading strategic roads all along the IB, LC and LAC.

BRO and Project Sampark is steadfast in its commitment to Create, Connect, Care and save lives of the citizens of its area responsibility. It believes in the adage “Roads Build Nation” and rededicated itself to the construction of border roads infrastructures to spur socio-economic progress.

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