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The five engineers after they were rescued from Sarchu and brought to Keylong, the district headquarters of the tribal Lahaul-Spiti district on Thursday.(HT Photo)

Five engineers stranded at Sarchu in Himachal rescued after nine-hour operation

Hindustan Times, Shimla | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2020 01:24 AM IST
The engineers were returning after repairing army vehicles in Nubra Valley on November 15 when their vehicle broke down at Sarchu and they were stranded due to heavy snowfall with the temperature dipping to minus 15 degrees.
The bridges inaugurated virtually by defence minister Rajnath Singh on Monday will go a long way in connecting remote areas to the rest of India.(PTI/For representation)
The bridges inaugurated virtually by defence minister Rajnath Singh on Monday will go a long way in connecting remote areas to the rest of India.(PTI/For representation)

Of 44 bridges dedicated to nation, HP gets two on Manali-Leh highway

By HT Correspondent, Shimla
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2020 05:50 PM IST
The two structures include the 360 metre Darcha Barsi bridge over the Bhaga river and the Palchan bridge over the Beas
Photo for representational purpose only.
Photo for representational purpose only.

Man killed by bear in Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh

Hindustan Times, Pithoragarh | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 16, 2020 04:37 PM IST
The man was attacked when he was returning home from work
The BRO will ensure that Zoji La is blocked only 45 days instead of 95 days due to snow this winter.
The BRO will ensure that Zoji La is blocked only 45 days instead of 95 days due to snow this winter.

Road to Daulat Beg Oldi will allow tank movement by Oct 15 as army prepares for Ladakh winter

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2020 10:37 AM IST
All bridges will bear 70 tons on Darbuk-Shyok-Daulet Beg Oldi Road so that tank plus truck trailers can go upto Karakoram pass.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh reviewed the ongoing projects with Border Road Organisation Chief Lt Gen Harpal Singh and other senior officials at a meeting in South Block, in New Delhi on Tuesday.(ANI)
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh reviewed the ongoing projects with Border Road Organisation Chief Lt Gen Harpal Singh and other senior officials at a meeting in South Block, in New Delhi on Tuesday.(ANI)

News updates from Hindustan Times: With border infrastructure in focus, Rajnath Singh chairs review meeting with BRO officials and all the latest news

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2020 01:09 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Defence minister Rajnath Singh reviews border infrastructure projects with BRO officials inNew Delhi on Tuesday.(ANI Photo)
Defence minister Rajnath Singh reviews border infrastructure projects with BRO officials inNew Delhi on Tuesday.(ANI Photo)

India keeps focus on building border infrastructure, Rajnath Singh chairs crucial meet to review projects

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2020 12:47 PM IST
India’s push to improve the infrastructure in the border areas was the primary reason for clash between Indian and Chinese soldiers in Ladakh’s Galwan Valley on June 15. Beijing was opposed to a bridge in Ladakh that would consolidate India’s hold of the sensitive sector. The bridge was completed last month.
Zoji La (Pass), at an altitude of more than 11,000 feet, remains snowbound for almost half the year and cuts off Ladakh from Kashmir.(HT File Photo)
Zoji La (Pass), at an altitude of more than 11,000 feet, remains snowbound for almost half the year and cuts off Ladakh from Kashmir.(HT File Photo)

For first time, Zojil La expected to open for traffic in March: BRO

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 14, 2020 05:01 PM IST
The only arterial highway which connects Ladakh to Kashmir was closed in early December last year after heavy snowfall.
Snow-clearing machines and 60 Border Roads Organisation personnel were pressed into service to clear the 13,050-ft pass that connects Manali with Leh.(HT Photo)
Snow-clearing machines and 60 Border Roads Organisation personnel were pressed into service to clear the 13,050-ft pass that connects Manali with Leh.(HT Photo)

At -20 degrees, under 20-ft of snow, Border Roads Organisation clears Rohtang Pass

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Shimla
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2019 07:55 AM IST
Usually, Rohtang Pass is officially closed for traffic on November 15 and reopened in May for which snow clearance begins in March. This is for the first time that the BRO took up the challenge to clear the stretch after intermittent snowfall.
Work will be affected between Chamba and Kandisaur on the Rishikesh-Gangotri Highway.(HT File / Photo used for representational purpose only)
Work will be affected between Chamba and Kandisaur on the Rishikesh-Gangotri Highway.(HT File / Photo used for representational purpose only)

All Weather Road: Work stopped at 5 locations on Rishikesh-Gangotri highway

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Suparna Roy
UPDATED ON MAR 14, 2019 04:02 PM IST
With the notice, work will be affected between Chamba and Kandisaur on the Rishikesh-Gangotri Highway, where BRO was working for widening of the roads
A Border Roads Organisation (BRO) worker drives a steamroller while repairing a road surface with tarmac on a section of the Leh Manali highway in Ladakh region.(Bloomberg)
A Border Roads Organisation (BRO) worker drives a steamroller while repairing a road surface with tarmac on a section of the Leh Manali highway in Ladakh region.(Bloomberg)

Speed up road construction along China border: Parliamentary panel asks BRO

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rahul Singh
UPDATED ON FEB 13, 2019 12:06 PM IST
The panel said the roads served no purpose if they couldn’t support the movement of India’s fighting forces in all weather conditions, adding that quality of roads should not be compromised at any cost.
The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) “needs a thorough overhaul” as part of measures to improve roads and infrastructure along the disputed border with China, a parliamentary standing committee has said.(Arvind-Yadav/HT-Photo)
The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) “needs a thorough overhaul” as part of measures to improve roads and infrastructure along the disputed border with China, a parliamentary standing committee has said.(Arvind-Yadav/HT-Photo)

‘India needs to match China’s road infrastructure along border,’ says Parliamentary panel

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2018 11:08 PM IST
India has launched a massive programme to upgrade infrastructure along the frontier, especially in Arunachal Pradesh, following a string of intrusions by Chinese troops. However, experts believe the work needs to be speeded up to match infrastructure on the Chinese side.
Rajendra Singh was part of a Quick Reaction Team that was providing security to a Border Roads Organisation convoy.(ANI Photo)
Rajendra Singh was part of a Quick Reaction Team that was providing security to a Border Roads Organisation convoy.(ANI Photo)

22-year-old soldier injured in stone throwing in Jammu and Kashmir, dies

By Mir Ehsan
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2018 08:12 PM IST
Rajendra Singh was fatally injured during stone pelting near Anantnag bypass tri junction on the national highway on Thursday evening.
The BRO team at 13050-feet high Rohtang Top after the mountain pass on Manali-Leh highway was opened for traffic on October 1.(HT File)
The BRO team at 13050-feet high Rohtang Top after the mountain pass on Manali-Leh highway was opened for traffic on October 1.(HT File)

21 more rescued from Lahaul-Spiti

Hindustan Times, Dharamshala | By Naresh Kumar
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2018 09:52 AM IST
In one of the longest and largest rescue operations of its kind in the state, teams of the Indian Air Force, Border Roads Organisation, police and mountaineering experts evacuated more than 4,800 people.
Stranded tourists being brought to Kullu after they were rescued by the Indian Air Force from snow-marooned Lahaul & Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday.(PTI)
Stranded tourists being brought to Kullu after they were rescued by the Indian Air Force from snow-marooned Lahaul & Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday.(PTI)

Over 650 rescued from Lahaul-Spiti, hundreds still stranded in hills

Hindustan Times, Dharamshala/Mandi | By Naresh K Thakur & Roop Upadhyay, Dharamshala/mandi
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2018 11:08 PM IST
While 24 people, including five foreigners, were airlifted by IAF helicopters, others were evacuated through the Rohtang Tunnel by the Border Roads Organisation personnel.
An uprooted tree due to heavy rainfall blocked the road near Law College in Shimla.(Deepak Sansta/HT Photo)
An uprooted tree due to heavy rainfall blocked the road near Law College in Shimla.(Deepak Sansta/HT Photo)

300 people stranded in Lahaul and Spiti rescued, most roads reopened in Himachal

Shimla | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2018 05:54 PM IST
Twenty-seven stranded people, including nine foreigners, were airlifted to safer places by the Indian Air Force, while the Border Roads Organisation rescued many people, officials said.
The wooden bridge between India and Nepal comes as a sigh of relief for the Indian villagers.(HT PHOTO)
The wooden bridge between India and Nepal comes as a sigh of relief for the Indian villagers.(HT PHOTO)

Bridges built to help stranded villagers reach Vyans valley

Hindustan Times, Pithoragarh | By Badri Kasniyal
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2018 10:01 PM IST
The Border Roads Organisation constructed the bridges after tracks linking Dharchula with the Vyans valley were damaged.
Construction of the two bridges by Border Roads Organisation will start from Tuesday, say officials.(Photo for representation/HT File)
Construction of the two bridges by Border Roads Organisation will start from Tuesday, say officials.(Photo for representation/HT File)

Nepal gives nod for two wooden bridges on Kali river

Hindustan Times | By BD Kasniyal
PUBLISHED ON APR 02, 2018 10:19 PM IST
Nepal has given permission to construct two temporary wooden bridges on Kali river near Mangti, the last motorable point of India, official said on Monday
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