GoI awards BRTF for constructing roads, bridges in Ladakh

The Government of India has awarded 50 Border Roads Task Force with the coveted ‘Best Task Force Efficiency Shield’ among all the Border Road Task Forces in the country for constructing motorable roads and bridges atop the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh region.

50 BRTF of Project Himank has been awarded for carrying out work in extremely harsh weather, limited working season and high altitudes in Ladakh near China border.

The award was presented by the Minister of State for Home Shripad Yesso Naik T to Chief Engineer, Project Himank Brig Nitin K Sharma, during an official ceremony held at GREF Centre, according to a statement.

Among the others present during the ceremony were Lt Gen Harpal Singh, Director General Border Roads. Officials said that 50 BRTF has undertaken road construction activities in strategic Shyok valley near LAC with China and the strategic road link to Daulat Beg Oldie with works at altitude in excess of over 15000 feet.