DM, Rajnath Singh formally inaugurated 2 Centres of Excellence established by Border Roads Organisation at Seema Sadak Bhawan in New Delhi.
Centres of Excellence
- The Centres of Excellence have been established to achieve excellence in road safety and to foster growth in construction of roads, air fields, tunnels and bridges. Two CoEs are:
- CoE for Road Safety & Awareness (CoERSA)– It aims to create awareness regarding road safety by analysing sharing of road accidents. It will also suggest methods to save lives.
- CoE for Roads, Bridges, Air Fields and Tunnels (CoERBAT)- It focuses on institutionalising knowledge gained in development of about 60,000 km of roads, 19 airfields, 56,000 metres of bridges, and four tunnels in eastern and north-western part of India.
The Centres of Excellence will play a vital role in saving precious lives. It will help in saving lives. As per data, this silent pandemic (road accidents) claims about 1.5 lakh lives yearly. To save these lives, several measures like National Road Safety Policy, Motor Vehicle Act 2020 and identification of black spots on national highways have been initiated. Centres of Excellence will further boost the efforts of government.
Border Roads Organisation
The road construction executive force which is part of Indian Armed Forces. It develops and maintains road networks across border areas and friendly neighbouring countries. It carries infrastructure operations in 19 states, three union territories and neighbouring countries like Afghanistan, Bhutan, Tajikistan, Myanmar and Sri Lanka.
Border Roads Organisation sets up 2 CoE Border Roads Organisation sets up 2 CoE