BRO Tourism website inaugurated by Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh
BRO Tourism website – New Delhi: On March 24, 2022, Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh launched the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) Tourism Portal (https://marvels.bro.gov.in). The website’s user-friendly design seeks to make e-booking of guided tours to BRO-built road infrastructure projects as simple as possible. Only e-Booking for a guided tour of the Atal Tunnel in Rohtang will be offered in the portal’s initial phase. Infrastructure developments in Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, Sikkim, and Arunachal Pradesh, among others, will be featured in guided tours in the near future.
Umling La Pass, the world’s highest motorable road, the state-of-the-art bi-lane Sela Tunnel, and the Nechiphu Tunnel are just a few of the projects that will be featured.
Director General Border Roads (DGBR) Lt Gen Rajeev Chaudhry gave the first ticket from the website to the Raksha Mantri on the occasion. In his remarks, Shri Rajnath Singh praised the BRO’s efforts in building the webpage and expressed optimism that the website will help enhance tourism in far-flung locations.
BRO Tourism website
The website includes photo and video galleries of tourist attractions as well as local flora and fauna, as well as information about the BRO, the types of projects it has completed in border states, and the problems it has faced. It also contains construction-related technical information for professionals in the field of civil engineering, particularly students and academia. The Raksha Mantri stated that in the future, it will be the most accessible and credible source of information about the history and significance of the BRO’s projects, as well as a sneak peak into future projects.
The Raksha Mantri praised the BRO for its unrivalled role in promoting tourism in these areas, claiming that the number of tourists in the area surged sixfold after the Atal Tunnel was built. He emphasized the establishment of BRO Cafes in 75 locations throughout the country, expressing optimism that these cafes will provide travellers with basic comforts, stimulate tourism in distant areas, and strengthen the local economy.
Shri Rajnath Singh also lauded the BRO for developing over 60,000 kilometres of roads, 850 major bridges, 19 airstrips, and four tunnels over the last six decades, hence contributing to nation-building through infrastructure development in remote and inaccessible areas. He emphasized the importance of connectivity and infrastructure in the nation’s growth, stating that roads, bridges, and tunnels in border areas play a critical role in assuring the region’s socio-economic development as well as meeting the needs of the Armed Forces.
The Raksha Mantri praised the fact that far-flung areas are now seeing reverse migration, with individuals returning to their villages in pursuit of work, education, and better health care after seeing how far these areas have progressed. He mentioned the Huri hamlet in Arunachal Pradesh, whose population returned once the BRO established communication with the district headquarters. “The BRO’s biggest achievements, the Tal tunnel and the Umling La pass, have put India on the world map.” “The BRO Tourism website is working to make Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s dream of ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ a reality,” he said.
Raksha Mantri views on BRO Tourism Site
The Raksha Mantri stated that the tourism and travel industry is one of the world’s largest job and wealth producers, and that the government has taken several initiatives to encourage tourism in the country. “‘Incredible India,’ ‘Adopt a heritage – Apni Dharohar, Apni Pehchaan,’ ‘Swadesh Darshan,’ ‘With love from the North East,’ ‘Dekho Apna Desh,’ and ‘Udan’ are some of the initiatives aimed at ensuring the country’s overall growth.’ These initiatives will result in improved connectivity, a stronger security system, more developed tourism sites, and the creation of jobs,” he added.
Shri Rajnath Singh encouraged the authorities of the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to design a plan to promote defence tourism, citing the eagerness of people, particularly the youth, to engage with issues linked to defence. He suggested that industry, start-ups, and ex-servicemen look into the possibility of organising visits to historic battlefields, war memorials, war museums, training academies, or other similar defence establishments for people with the help of industry, start-ups, and ex-servicemen, while keeping the security and sanctity of the places in mind. He claims that this will instil a sense of patriotism in the people while also generating revenue.
DGBR Lt Gen Rajeev Chaudhry said in his opening remarks that the website will make it easier for individuals to book trips to sites that have become popular with tourists and academics. Rajya Rajya Mantri Raksha Rajya Raj On the occasion, Shri Ajay Bhatt, Financial Advisor (Defense Services), Shri Sanjiv Mittal, and other senior MoD officials were present. Virtually, BRO Tourism Website staff and officials from tourism and travel firms took part in the event.
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