Dhami inaugurates Ranipokhri Bridge completed in 6 months
By Our Staff Reporter
Dehradun, 30 Sep: Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami today inaugurated a 280 metre long bridge in Ranipkhri on the Bhaniyawala-Rishikesh Road. The bridge has been constructed within the stipulated period of 6 months. While participating in a programme in this connection at Ranipokhari today, the Chief Minister congratulated the residents of the area and said that this bridge is very important as it would facilitate the local people as well as the tourists and pilgrims coming to Uttarakhand. He also added that strengthening connectivity in Uttarakhand is high on the priority of the state government.
Besides this, the CM also inaugurated a 180 metre long bridge over Sheetla River off Lumberpur Langha Motor Road in the Vikasnagar assembly constituency and also inspected the bridge.
While the Ranipokhri Bridge has been constructed with the Central Road Infrastructure Fund contributing an amount of Rs 16.1855 crores and the state contributing an amount of Rs 3.42 crores, it is a 280 metre span PSC girder bridge.
The Chief Minister also dedicated the construction work on 180 metres span RCC box, culvert over Sheetla River at Kilometre 2 of Lumbarpur Langha motor road in Vikasnagar assembly constituency at a cost of Rs 13.186 crores financed by a Central Road Fund.
On this occasion, Dhami also announced construction of the Sangaon Bridge to Kandoli Khark motor road in Doiwala assembly constituency, repair work from Lachhiwala range office to Dudhli (a forest department road), construction of forest department motor road from Kalu Siddha temple to Dhanyadi and construction of three rooms and toilets for Government Girls High School in Harrawala.
Chief Minister Dhami expressed his gratitude to all the officials of the public works department, central agencies and our hardworking workers involved in the construction of both the bridges at Lumbarpur Longha Motor Road and Ranipokhri respectively and added that strengthening connectivity in Uttarakhand is the priority of the government and is continuously working in this direction. The government is committed to the development of roads, the level at which the road construction work is being done in the state today is unprecedented.
The CM said that, under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and under the guidance of Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari, a network of roads is being built up to the frontier areas of the state and with the construction of all-weather road built for Char Dham, travel in the Garhwal hills had become safer. Even the vision of a train service in the hills is now on the verge of becoming a reality. The work on the Rishikesh-Karnprayag railway line is progressing at a fast pace, the construction work on the Delhi-Dehradun elevated road is also going on. On its completion, it would reduce the time of travel between Dehradun and Delhi to only two hours. This would attract even larger number of tourists and pilgrims to the state. He also reiterated that the all round development of Uttarakhand is the goal of his government. He said that, as per the expectations of the Prime Minister, his government would continuously strive to make Uttarakhand an ideal state in every field by the year 2025.
Present on the occasion were MP and former Chief Minister Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, Cabinet Minister Prem Chand Aggarwal, MLA Munna Singh Chauhan, and MLA Brij Bhushan Gairola.