Lieutenant Governor RK Mathur flagged in a cycling expedition undertaken by the Border Roads Organisation’s (BRO) on COVID awareness and road safety on May 7 at Karzu, Leh.
The expedition, carried out by Projects VIJAYAK and HIMANK of BRO, commemorates the Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav and the 61st BRO raising day.
LG Mathur commended DG BRO and all officers of BRO on their raising day and applauded their services to the nation, and particularly to Ladakh.
L-G Mathur congratulated the two participants - Captain Tarun Bhatia of Project Vijayak and Captain Raunak Bhaduria of Project Himank - and commended their endurance and spirit while appreciating BRO for its noble initiative.
Brig. Arvinder Singh, Chief Engineer HQ Himank apprised the L-G of the routes covered by the cyclists over seven days covering an approximate distance of 900 km each while sensitizing people about COVID and road safety using pamphlets and interactions.
On the occasion, LG Mathur also took stock of BRO’s preparedness for COVID handling, especially in terms of handling its incoming laborers.
Brig. Singh informed LG that the organization is fully equipped with beds, doctors, paramedics, medicines, and equipment. Besides, RT-PCR testing for incoming laborers is mandatorily done before entering Ladakh, Brig. Singh informed.
DN Dahat, Commander 16 BRTF, and Col. A Goyat, Director HIMANK were present on the occasion.