CM lays foundation stone of double lane bridge on Kali River
By Our Staff Reporter
Dharchula/Dehradun, 19 Sep: Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami today laid the foundation stone of a 110 metre span double lane motor bridge being constructed at a cost of Rs 32.98 crores on the Kali River between India and Nepal at Malla Charchhum in Dharchula area today. Construction of this bridge will result in smoother traffic movement between India and Nepal and is expected to improve the mutual relations between the two countries.
Addressing the gathering on the occasion, Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami said that this bridge is of huge importance. With the construction of this bridge, the traffic movement between India and Nepal would be easier, and it would improve the trade between the two countries and this would also result in greater employment generation in the region. The CM claimed that this bridge would be ready within a year. He directed the officials of the Public Works Department, assigned to construct the bridge, to ensure that bridge construction is done expeditiously while ensuring that the quality is not compromised in any way.
The Chief Minister claimed that he felt very happy on the occasion as he had the privilege to grow up on the banks of the Kali River. He felt particularly happy that the foundation stone of this bridge was being laid by him. He said he was confident that, with the construction of this bridge, the relationship between India and Nepal as well as between Uttarakhand and Nepal would be strengthened further. He noted that unprecedented work is being done to improve connectivity in the state under the guidance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Road connectivity in the state and to the state is being improved considerably. The CM promised that all possible efforts would be made to ensure rehabilitation of disaster affected people of the district.
This will be the second motor bridge after Tanakpur in Uttarakhand on the Indo-Nepal border. All types of vehicles, small and big, would be able to ply on this bridge. Local people will get the facility of transportation.
Present on this occasion were local MLA Harish Dhami, Development Block Chief, Dharchula, Dhan Singh Dhami, Municipal President, Dharchula, Rajeshwari Devi, District Magistrate Dr Ashish Chauhan, SP Lokeshwar Singh, and Superintending Engineer of PWD, AK Kandpal.