Express News Service
NEW DELHI: The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has authorised organising of wayside facilities at 75 areas in 12 States/Union Territories on totally different sections of roads with the Border Roads Organisation (BRO).
The MoD in a press release stated, “These are intended to provide basic amenities and comfort to the tourists and lead to boosting of economic activities in border areas, besides generating employment for the local people. These wayside amenities will be branded as ‘BRO Cafes’.”
Since the inaccessibility and remoteness of those roads preclude widespread business deployments, the BRO, by advantage of its presence, took it upon itself to open such amenities at distant locations, the MoD added.
The scheme supplies for growth and operation of wayside facilities in public non-public partnership mode with businesses, on license foundation, which can design, construct & function the power as per tips of BRO. Amenities like parking for 2 and 4 wheelers, meals plaza/ restaurant, separate restrooms for males, ladies and in another way abled, first support amenities/MI Rooms and so forth. are proposed to be supplied. Selection of licencees shall be accomplished by means of a aggressive course of.
The phrases of the settlement shall be for 15 years which can be additional prolonged for a interval as much as 5 years.
Under the initiative there shall be 19 BRO Cafes in Arunachal Pradesh, two in Assam, seven in Himachal Pradesh, 12 in Jammu and Kashmir, 14 in Ladakh, 5 in Rajasthan, 11 in Uttarakhand. West Bengal, Sikkim, Punjab, Nagaland, Manipur are the opposite states the place the wayside facilities will get established.
The BRO has its attain within the remotest border areas and apart from addressing strategic wants, it has been instrumental in socio-economic upliftment of the Northern and Eastern borders. This has resulted in elevated vacationer inflow in these scenic areas, hitherto inaccessible.