FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
Itagar, March 28: The strategic Pinjoli Bridge, located about ninety kilometers away from Bomdila, the headquarters of West Kameng ditrict, in the Balipara-Tawang road was re-launched and iugurated on Friday by 4 Corps GOC Lt Gen Sarath Chand. The bridge which was first constructed in 1977 was washed away in 1989, 1995 and then again in 1997, official sources said here today. The bridge was re-built in 1998 as a 160 feet double reinforced bailey bridge but became stressed and unstable because of the sustained traffic over the last 16 years and hence was declared unsafe by the DC for movement of heavy vehicles in August last year. The re-launching process began after a diversion road was constructed by 127 RCC in 14 BRTF sector under project Vartak of the Border Roads Organization (BRO). The new bridge of 180 feet specification having a roadway of 4.5 meters was completed in a record time of two months by 127 RCC and 18 Engineer Regiment which now would facilitate the smooth flow of the road users, both civil and military. Giving a persol touch to the occasion, Gen Chand addressed the BRTF personnel and lauded their untiring and dedicated service in tion building and urged them to keep up the same tempo and spirit all through their career, the report added.