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Construction : Web Exclusive | May 2013 | Source : Construction Update

Three bridges opened to public in Srinagar

The Jammu and Kashmir government on May 29 threw open three bridges constructed to smoothen traffic mobility in Srinagar. The State Minister for Roads and Buildings Abdul Majid Wani dedicated the bridges to people of the Valley on the national highway bypass connecting Pantha-Chowk with Baramulla national highway, incurring a cumulative amount of Rs 26.75 crore.

The three bridges constructed at Lasjan, Padshahi Bagh and the Chhanpora Bypass road in Srinagar will facilitate people to travel from all the parts of the Valley to Jammu and other parts of the country. The five-span bridge at Lasjan of length 17.80 km has been completed at a cost of Rs. 16.50 crore. The bridge dedicated to former minister late GM Mir Lasjan. The adjoining portion of land of the bridge would be developed and landscaped by Mir Lasjan Trust in association with the Jehlum Construction Company.

The Padshahi Bagh Bridge has been constructed at an amount of Rs. 3 crore, while Rs. 7.25 crore has been spent on the completion of Chhanpora Bypass Bridge. The State government had taken in hand projects of roads, building and bridges to extend better facilities to people in the last four years.

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