Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday laid the Foundation Stone for construction of two underpasses at Indian Military Academy (IMA), Dehradun. The inauguration was done electronically from New Delhi by Singh and was e-witnessed by the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Bipin Rawat, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General MM Naravane, and GOC-in-C Army Training Command, Lieutenant General Raj Shukla.
“Once completed, the underpasses would fuse the North, Central and South campuses of IMA into one integrated unit. The project would also permit uninterrupted flow of traffic on NH-72, which would no longer have to be crossed by Gentlemen Cadets and Staff of IMA when they move between various training facilities of the Academy,” the IMA said in a press release. IMA POP Spring Term 2020: GC Akashdeep Singh Dhillon, Farmer’s Son & Alumnus of Kapurthala Sainik School, Awarded Sword of Honour.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Shri Trivendra Singh Rawat, Chief Secretary, Uttarakhand, Shri Om Prakash, Commandant IMA, Lieutenant General Jaiveer Singh Negi, Deputy Commandant & Chief Instructor, IMA, Major General Jagjit Singh Mangat and other dignitaries laid the Foundation Stone on behalf of the Defence Minister.
The project, which was originally conceived way back in 1978, fulfills the dual aim of ameliorating incessant traffic jams on the NH-72 (Chakrata Road) and enhancing the security set-up of IMA. The underpasses are planned to be constructed by the PWD of NHAI within a span of two years at an approximate cost of 45 Crores. Brigadier Sujeet Kishore Narain, YSM, SM, Brigadier Administration, IMA and Colonel Nitin Thapa, Colonel General Staff, IMA were the key organisers of the successful event.
(Picture Courtesy: IMA)