Border Roads Organisation (BRO) and warship building firm Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers (GRSE) have inked MoU for construction of 27 carriageway double lane galvanized modular bridges of 7.5 meters with Indian Road Congress (IRC) Load Class 70. The two-year contract will include the fabrication, supply, erection, and launching of these modular bridges. The deal was signed by Director General BR Lt General Rajeev Chaudhry and Officiating Chairman & MD of GRSE Commodore P R Hari (Retd) in New Delhi.
BRO’s Indigenous Double Lane Modular Bridge is in line with the clarion call of the Prime Minister for self-reliance in the defence sector and meeting the aspiration of India for better infrastructure, BRO had successfully trial evaluated an 'Indigenous 140 feet Double Lane Modular Bridge' of IRC Load Class 70 last year, which was supplied by GRSE Ltd. The bridge was constructed on the strategically important Flag Hill-Dokala road in Sikkim at an altitude of 11,000 feet under Project Swastik of BRO. The state-of-art indigenous bridge was dedicated to the nation by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in December last year. Following the successful trials, discussions were held between the two agencies to conclude this MoU. The double-lane Modular Steel Bridge developed by the GRSE is India’s only bridge that is 100 per cent indigenous.