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Nirmala Sitharaman inaugrates 'Diffo Bridge' in Arunachal Pradesh

Published on January 21, 2019
The Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman inaugurated the 426.60 m long 'Pre Stressed Concrete Box Girder' type Diffo Bridge over Diffo river on Roing-Koronu-Paya road in Arunachal Pradesh.

Nirmala Sitharaman inaugrates 'Diffo Bridge' in Arunachal Pradesh
  • The construction of the bridge was undertaken by the Project Udayak of the Border Roads Organisation (BRO).

Significance of the Diffo Bridge:

  • The Diffo Bridge will provide for uninterrupted access between Dibang Valley and Lohit valley region of Eastern Arunachal Pradesh together with providing an all-weather road to our troops deployed on the China border.

About Project Udayank:

  • Project Udayank of the Border Roads Organisation was raised on June 1990 at Doomdooma Assam.
  • The name of the project Udayank is synonymous to the land of rising sun which fits appropriately to the area it operates.
  • It consists of two border road taskforces undertaking construction activities in the North Eastern region.

About the Border Roads Organisation (BRO):

  • Border Roads Organisation (BRO) develops and maintains road networks in India's border areas and friendly neighbouring countries.
  • Border Road Organisation has also undertaken the infrastructure development activities in neighbouring countries such as Afghanistan, Bhutan, Myanmar, and Sri Lanka.
  • The Border Roads Organisation works under the Ministry of Defence.

Responsibilities vested with the BRO during peacetime:

  • Develop & Maintain the operational road infrastructure of General Staff (GS) in the border areas.
  • Contribute to the socio-economic development of the border states.

Responsibilities of the BRO during wartime:

  • Developing & Maintaining roads to keep line of control through in Original Sectors and Re-deployed Sectors.
  • Executing additional tasks as laid down by the government contributing to the war effort.

Question:

Q. The Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman inaugurated which bridge in Arunachal Pradesh?
a. Fiffo Bridge
b. Diffo Bridge
c. Liffo Bridge
d. Giffo Bridge

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