Sikkim: Rajnath Singh inaugurates alternate highway to Nathula
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated the strategic Alternate Alignment NH-310 (Gangtok to Nathula), JNM Axis, built by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) in Sikkim on Sunday.
While addressing the e-Inaugural function, Singh credited the BRO for finishing the project amid the COVID crisis.
He dedicated the JNM Axis to the people of Sikkim and thanked the state for co-operating towards the timely completion of the project.
He stated that with support and synergy from all Indians, the country would progress and flourish.
He congratulated the BRO for completing the task with finesse and reaffirmed the commitment of the Centre towards an all-out effort and focus on the judicious construction of roads, bridges and tunnels in the border regions of the country.
Besides this, Singh greeted the people of Sikkim on the auspicious season of Dushera and Dipawali festivals.
Meanwhile, Sikkim Chief Minister PS Tamang (Golay), while speaking at the e-inauguration said that the state is honoured to have been gifted this strategic road and conveyed the acknowledgement of the Sikkimese people on such a momentous day.
He reiterated the state's spirit of patriotism and asserted that Sikkim and the Sikkimese stand with the country in every situation.
The CM also expressed his gratitude in witnessing the inauguration of the alternate road by stating that such infrastructural up-gradations would facilitate connectivity and usher in pragmatic and productive changes to the overall landscape of the state.