Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami lays foundation of motor bridge on Kali | Dehradun News

PITHORAGARH: Chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami laid the foundation stone of the motor bridge on the Kali river in Chharchum village of Dharchula Tehsil of the Pithoragarh district. This is the first motor bridge in the district on the Kali river.
On this occasion, chief minister Dhami said the bridge will strengthen the friendship between India and Nepal and with this connectivity, economic activities andthe jobs and business opportunities will increase in remote areas.
“The movement of people on both sides will be much easier,” the CM said, adding that his government is trying to improve the telecom connectivity in this area.
“The bridge, worth Rs Rs 32.9 crore, is 110 metres long and 10.50 metres wide with a carriageway of 7.5 metres and footpaths on both sides. The design of the bridge was approved by the experts belonging to the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Delhi,” said Ashish Chauhan, DM, Pithoragarh. The bridge will be completed in one year, he added.
While inaugurating the bridge on the other side, the commerce and supply minister of Nepal, Dilendra Prasad Badu said, “Nepal wanted a bridge on the Kali river for the last three decades and now the dream will be fulfilled.”.
This is the second motor bridge in Uttarakhand.
The first one is at Banbasa in Champawat. Prem Punetha

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