A commemorative postage stamp on the 25th Anniversary of the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) :
Issued by India
Issued on Oct 10, 1985
Issued for : The Department of Posts is proud to commemorate the silver jubilee of the Border Roads Organisation by this commemorative postage stamp.
Type : Tete–beche pair of Stamps, Postal Used
Watermark : No
Colour : Multi Colour
Denomination : 200 Paise
Stamps Printed : 15,00,000 in sheets of 50 tete–beche pairs
Printer : India Security Press
- Till late fifties, road communications in the Northern & North Eastern borders of the country were virtually non-existent. In J&K, Leh was connected with Srinagar with an indifferent Jeepable track. Sikkim had no motorable road beyond Gangtok. There was no semblance of road communication in Bhutan. In NEFA, only fair weather Jeep tracks existed upto Bomdila and Zero.
- The process of gradual expansion, diversification and consolidation continued after 1971 operations. By Nov. 1983, the number of Projects under BRO had increased to 12 from the initial two in June 1960. Some of the finest constructions in the country in the remote border areas is credited to BRO including Tengavalley Complex for Army, 250 beds Army hospital in Ladakh and complex for Manipur Police and Assam Rifles. Indo Bhutan micro-wave link, prestigious India house complex and airfield at Paro in Bhutan have also been constructed by BRO. It has also made a mark on the international scene by exporting its technical expertise to West Asian Countries through IRCC Ltd.
- BRO, today, has a permanent role in defence of the country and speedy economic development of inaccessible border area epitomising national integration. It stands out as a premier road construction agency of the country producing a network of 500 k.m. of well finished roads every year, besides maintenance of some 16000 k.m. of surfaced and unsurfaced roads. 18000 k.m. of roads to progress constructed in remote, climatically inhospitable, barren, rocky and snow bound areas are a saga of cold courage, sheer determination and tremendous dedication.
- Text Courtesy: D.G. Border Roads.