Union Ministry of Defence grants additional administrative and financial powers to BRO to speed up construction of roads along Indo-China border
Recently, the Union Ministry of Defence has granted additional administrative and financial powers to the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) to speed up the construction of roads along the Indo-China border. With this, from now, a chief engineer in BRO can now accord administrative approval for contracts of up to Rs50 crore, the additional director general (ADG) can approve projects worth up to Rs75 crore and the director general (DG) can take decisions on projects worth up to Rs100 crore. These projects can be implemented through departmental and contractual modes of execution. The BRO is functioning under the control of the Ministry of Defence since 2015 and is engaged in road construction to provide connectivity to difficult and inaccessible regions in the border areas of the country. Its headquarters is located in New Delhi.