Border Roads Organisation sets up two CoE

Defence Minister, Rajnath Singh inaugurated two Centres of Excellence (CoE) established by Border Roads Organisation (BRO) at Seema Sadak Bhawan in New Delhi.

About Centres of Excellence

  • CoEs have been established to achieve excellence in road safety and to foster growth in construction of roads, air fields, tunnels and bridges. Two CoEs are:
  • Centre of Excellence for Road Safety & Awareness (CoERSA)– which aims to create awareness regarding road safety by analysing sharing of road accidents. It will also suggest methods to save lives.
  • Centre of Excellence for Roads, Bridges, Air Fields and Tunnels (CoERBAT)- that focuses on institutionalising knowledge gained in development of about 60,000 kilometres of roads, 19 airfields, 56,000 metres of bridges, and four tunnels in eastern and north-western part of India.

Significance of CoEs

CoEs will play a significant role in saving precious lives. It will help in saving lives. As per data, this silent pandemic (road accidents) claims about 1.5 lakh lives every year. To save these lives, several measures like National Road Safety Policy, Motor Vehicle Act 2020 and identification of black spots on national highways have been initiated. CoEs will further boost the efforts of government.

Border Roads Organisation (BRO)

BRO is a road construction executive force which is part of Indian Armed Forces. It develops and maintains road networks across border areas and friendly neighbouring countries. It carries infrastructure operations in 19 states, three union territories and neighbouring countries like Afghanistan, Bhutan, Tajikistan, Myanmar and Sri Lanka.

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