The works executed by the BRO are divided into two broad categories :-
· General Staff Works: The works, which the BRO executes as per the requirements of Army Headquarters are called General Staff or GS Works. These works are based on a ten year General Staff Road Perspective Plan. The execution of GS Works is the primary task of the BRO, for which it was originally conceived. This includes the development and maintenance of three National Highways for a length of 686 Kms.
· Agency Works/Deposit Works:These are carried out for several Ministries of the Central Government, as Agency works and Public Sector, Undertakings, State Governments and some Semi-Government Organisations as Deposit works. Some of the important Agencies, who have entrusted their work to the BRO are :-
Ø Ministry of Defence (MOD) - The Airforce and Navy with specific entrustment of work for the surfacing/resurfacing of Airfields and construction of Aircraft hangers.
Ø Ministry of Surface Transport (MOST) for the development and construction of eighteen National Highways for a length of 4364 Kms.
Ø Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) for works in Bhutan and Myanmar including works for the Tala Hydro-electric Project.
Ø Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA)
v For 101 Kms of road infrastructure development in the North Eastern States under the North Eastern Council (NEC), funded by the Planning Commission.
v 15 Nos ITBP Roads (39.22 Km)
v For road infrastructure development in certain districts of the North Eastern States, funded by the Planning Commission, in keeping with the PM's Vision
v For the construction of Office and Residential Accommodation for Para-Military Forces
Ø Ministry of Human Resources Development
v For the construction of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas spread across the North and North Eastern States
v For the North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology (NERIST), a deemed University near Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh
Ø Public Sector Undertakings and Semi-Government Organisation
v The Coal India Ltd in Bihar and Orissa Certain Hydro-electric Power Corporations like the North Eastern Electric
v Power Corporation (NEEPCO), the Northern Thermal Power Corporation(NTPC).