The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has constructed a 200-feet bailey bridge on the Joshimath-Malari road across the Rishiganga river near the Raini village in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district, reports Economic Times.
Opened for the public on Wednesday (3 March), the bailey bridge built by BRO has restored connectivity to 13 border villages in Chamoli district which were badly hit by flash floods last month following a glacial lake outburst flood (GLOF).
The villages had been cut off since 7 February, as the flood had washed away a 90-metre reinforced cement concrete bridge which was the only link to the Niti border in Chamoli.
The bailey bridge's construction has been completed in a record time of 26 days by BRO. Issuing a statement in this regard, BRO's Director General Lt Gen Rajeev Chaudhry informed that the bailey bridge has been named as 'The Bridge of Compassion' as a tribute to the fallen "Karma Yogis of the Reini power plant and the NTPC".
In the statement, Lt Gen Chaudhry has also thanked the state government for providing support and assistance in the completion of the difficult task.
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