BRO rescues 40 tourists stranded in Sikkim after heavy rainfall

BRO rescues 40 tourists, The Border Road Organisation (BRO) rescued 40 tourists stranded in Sikkim’s Nathu La. After they were stuck due to heavy rainfall, defence sources said on Tuesday.

BRO rescues 40 tourists, The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) is a statutory body under the ownership of Ministry of DefenceGovernment of India. The Border Roads Organisation develops and maintains road networks in India’s border areas and friendly neighboring countries. This includes infrastructure operations in 19 states and three union territories (including Andaman and Nicobar Islands). And neighboring countries such as AfghanistanBhutanMyanmarTajikistan and Sri Lanka. By 2022, BRO had constructed over 55,000 kilometres (34,000 mi) of roads. Over 450 permanent bridges with a total length of over 44,000 metres (27 mi) length. And 19 airfields in strategic locations. BRO is also tasked with maintaining this infrastructure including operations such as snow clearance.

Officers from the Border Roads Engineering Service (BRES) and personnel from the General Reserve Engineer Force (GREF) form the parent cadre of the BRO. It is also staffed by officers and troops drawn from the Indian Army‘s Corps of Engineers on extra regimental employment (on deputation). The Indian Army Pioneer Corps are attached to BRO task forces.

A defence spokesman said that the tourists, including women, were rescued by BRO Karmayogies on Monday.

They were served hot meals and given shelter in the BRO detachments by Karamyogis of project Swastik of BRO, he said.

In short the tourists were sent back to the state capital Gangtok after the road was opened by BRO personnel.

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