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Defense Minister Opens Two infrastructure in J&K and Ladakh

Published on January 05, 2023
Current Context: Rajnath Singh, the Union Defense Minister, virtually opened two infrastructure projects: the Maitra Bridge in the Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) region's Ramban district and the double-lane Srinagar-Sonamarg-Gumri road that connects the Ladakh region with J&K.
Defense Minister Opens Two infrastructure in J&K and Ladakh
  • In J&K and Ladakh, the two initiatives seek to increase road connectivity.
  • One of the 28 Border Roads Organization (BRO) infrastructure projects that Defence Minister Rajnath Singh officially opened was the Srinagar-Sonamarg-Gumri route from the Siyom Bridge location in Arunachal Pradesh.
  • Maitra Bridge:
    • The 240-foot-long Maitra Bridge, commonly called Jhula Bridge, connects the Gool subdivision with the Ramban district administrative complex in J&K.
    • The project was finished in less than a month or 31 days than it was supposed to.
  • Srinagar-Sonamarg-Gumri road:
    • Srinagar is connected to Kargil and Leh via the Srinagar-Sonamarg-Gumri road, which has a carriageway width of 7 meters and a road width of 12 meters. The route is 84.320 kilometers long in total.
    • By way of Manigam, Kangan Hari-Ganiwan, Gund, Gagangir, Sonamarg, and Zozila, this connects Kashmir's townships to Ladakh.
  • Ministry of Defence:
    • Union Minister– Rajnath Singh (Constituency- Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh)
    • Minister of State– Ajay Bhatt (Constituency- Nainital-Udhamsingh Nagar, Uttarakhand)


Q.1 Defense Minister Opens Two infrastructure in J&K and Ladakh to Improve Road Connectivity in which two areas?
a. Ladakh
b. Jammu and Kashmir
c. Assam
d. Both 1 and 2
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