Rishikesh: Districts connecting Tehri and Pauri Laxman Jhula The supporting wire of the bridge out of the blue broke on Sunday, attributable to which the motion on the bridge has been stopped. Folks have been allowed to stroll on this bridge solely. The Laxman Jhula bridge, which has accomplished its age, was closed by the federal government on 13 July 2019. In view of the issue of native residents, solely pedestrian motion was allowed on it. A Chandigarh-based firm was given the duty for the development of this bridge. The tender for the development of the bridge had change into disputed, which was challenged by the Hillways Building Firm within the Excessive Court docket and a case of contempt of courtroom was filed in opposition to the departmental officers.
Native residents stated that the development work of the brand new bridge is occurring proper subsequent to the previous bridge, through which excavation work is occurring. Heavy machines have been put in on the spot by the corporate. The balancing wire of the bridge broke on Sunday afternoon after colliding with a bucket weighing about 600 kg. This upset the stability of the bridge. On receiving the knowledge, Inspector Ritesh Shah, in-charge of Munikireti reached the spot with the police power.
In view of the potential hazard, the motion of most of the people has been banned in it. With the closure of the bridge, the pedestrian connectivity between Laxman Jhula and Tapovan has ended.
Amit Bhardwaj, a former member of the Gram Panchayat, accused the corporate of negligence on this matter and stated that the usage of heavy machines on this space has additionally threatened the previous buildings constructed right here. He has urged the administration to restore the bridge on the earliest and supply transport facility to the native folks.
On the identical time, on this case the Superintending Engineer Public Works Division Tehri Garhwal N.P. Singh stated that the matter has not been dropped at his discover but. He’ll ship officers on the spot and verify the state of affairs. Solely then will the following motion be taken.