Newly installed Bailey bridge thrown open at Rawalpora

“This bridge will act as diversion route and help in easing traffic. We are thankful to people for their cooperation and patience,” he added.

MUDASIR YAQOOB
Srinagar, Publish Date: Jan 21 2018 1:08AM | Updated Date: Jan 21 2018 1:08AM

To ease traffic movement on busy Sanat Nagar-Rangreth route and its adjoining areas, authorities on Saturday threw open newly installed Bailey bridge at Rawalpora here.

The bridge over Doodganga nallah connects Rawalpora with Bagh-e-Mehtab. The old bridge had been declared unsafe by the authorities nearly three years ago. The work on new concrete bridge is under construction.

The work on the bailey bridge started few days ago and was immediately thrown open for traffic movement. The bridge connecting two sides across the nallah is shortest distance between various localities. The much needed bridge was installed by Roads and Buildings department Kashmir.

“We have thrown the bridge open for public today. It was completed in record time. It was a collective effort of our officials and other team,” said development commissioner works Abdul Hamid  Sheikh who also holds charge of chief engineer, R&B. 

“This bridge will act as diversion route and help in easing traffic. We are thankful to people for their cooperation and patience,” he added.

He said that the bridge was set up on the directions of R&B minister Naeem Akther. He said permanent bridge on the spot is under construction and will be completed within next five to six months. 

The old bridge installed Doodganga nallah was damaged in floods in 2014. Locals had been appealing authorities to install new Bailey bridge as an alternative till the completion of under construction bridge.

“Recently, Naeem Akhtar had visited this area. Locals apprised him about the inconvenience they were facing due to damaged and tilted Bailey bridge. He had assured that new bailey bridge would be installed shortly,” said Manzoor Ahmad, a local.

To mention, Greater Kashmir has carried series of stories highlighting risk to people due to damaged bailey bridge on the spot.

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