BRO Cafes to be set up at 75 locations
Ministry of Defence has allowed to open BRO Cafes soon at different sections of border roads with Border Road Organisation (BRO).
About BRO Cafes
- BRO Cafes will shortly open at 75 locations in 12 states and Union Territories.
- These cafes are aimed at providing basic amenities and comfort to tourists.
- They will lead to boosting of economic activities across border areas as well as generate employment for local people.
Who will build these amenities?
The BRO Cafes amenities will be developed, on license basic, in public private partnership mode with agencies. These agencies will design, build and operate the facilities in accordance with the guidelines provided by BRO.
What facilities will be included in BRO Cafes?
Facilities under BRO Cafes include parking for two and four wheelers, restrooms for men, women & differently abled, food plaza/restaurants, MI rooms, first-aid rooms, etc. Licensees will be selected through a competitive process.
Terms of agreement
The terms of the agreement for licensees will be for 15 years. This may be further extended for a period of up to five years.
How may BRO Cafes will be set up?
19 BRO Cafes will be set up in Arunachal Pradesh, 7 in Himachal Pradesh, 2 in Assam, 14 in Ladakh, 12 in Jammu & Kashmir, 11 in Uttarakhand while 5 in Rajasthan. Other wayside amenities will be set up Sikkim, West Bengal, Nagaland, Punjab, and Manipur.
Border Roads Organisation (BRO)
BRO is a road construction executive force, providing support to India. It is now a part of Indian Armed Forces. BRO develops and maintains road networks across border areas of India and its friendly neighbouring countries like Bhutan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan. It provides infrastructure operations in 19 states and 3 union territories (including Andaman and Nicobar Islands). It maintains infrastructure including operations like snow clearance.
Month: Current Affairs - June, 2022