Project Beacon completes 59 years of service in J&K

Project Beacon, the pioneer flagship project of BRO, on Sunday successfully completed its 59 years of service to the nation in Jammu and Kashmir, a statement said.

It said that the project Beacon was raised in 1960, as the first project in entire Jammu & Kashmir state, the project has evolved over the years, carving three more Projects out of its area of responsibility. “Presently, project Beacon looks after road infrastructure development and maintenance in the important areas of Kashmir, connecting it to Jammu to the south and Ladakh region to the east through the strategically important passes of Jawahar tunnel and Zojila pass respectively. The project works in the most rugged terrain and inhospitable climate in altitudes ranging between 5000’ – 12000 meters,” the statement said. Addressing the troops, Chief Engineer Brigadier Vishal Aggarwal complimented all ranks and civil labourers for outstanding performance and efficiently maintaining the strategic passes open for maximum duration, despite heaviest snowfall this year in a decade. “Due recognition was given to all the personnel who excelled in their respective work and sports activities. Project Beacon will always put its best foot forward in service to the nation and to help the people of the Valley in their endeavors,” he added.