BRO expedites construction of NS road to connect Indira Point

Report by: 
BALRAM SINGH
CAMPBELL BAY
3 Jul 2017

The Border Roads Organization (BRO) has expedited works under project ‘Setuk’ to connect the southern-most tip of the country, Indira Point.  According to reports, the road organization is presently carrying out earth cutting works for construction of road network (North-South Road) from 35 km in Shastri Nagar to Indira Point – 51 kms and a target date has been set for completion of the project.
The Echo of India, back in the year 2011, reported first about project ‘Setuk’ of the Border Roads Organization for connecting all the inhabited villages of Great Nicobar. The all-weather roads construction project undertaken by BRO was executed till 35 km of Great Nicobar connecting Shastri Nagar.
Post tsunami, BRO was given the gigantic task of connecting all the inhabited villages of Great Nicobar, a strategically important place for the country.  Meeting its outstanding reputation, BRO took up the prestigious task and after tackling innumerable challenges, succeeded in achieving its mission of constructing roads connecting several villages in the Island, right from Campbell Bay KM 0 (Govind Nagar) and traverses along Joginder Nagar (KM 13), Vijay Nagar (KM 18), Laxmi Nagar (KM 24), Gandhi Nagar (KM 30) and Shastri Nagar (KM 35), the last inhabited village, of the massive border road project, connecting Campbell Bay with the southernmost tip of the country.