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Restore Tamin Bridge On War Footing: Arunachal CM Pema Khandu

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ITANAGAR: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Tuesday directed the PWD Commissioner to restore the Tamin bridge, near Ziro on war footing which reportedly has been partially collapsed due to the impact of a heavy overloaded vehicle crossing over it in the midnight of Monday. The bridge connects Lower Subansiri with Kamle and Upper Subansiri districts.

Despite Kamle DC had put up sign boards on the both side of bridge approaches with a permissible load capacity of 9 MT for heavy vehicles inclusive of vehicle weight, the instant vehicle which was weighing more than the permissible limit had crossed over the bridge leading to the damage, reported Chief Engineer (Highways) PWD.

The department acting swiftly has started its restoration work and the movement of light vehicles could be materialised by 3 PM in the afternoon on Tuesday. It may be mentioned that during a recent review meeting of PWD with the Chief Minister, the matter was discussed in detail. Khandu had ordered for immediate construction of a new bridge for which tender has already been floated in media on June 7 last by the department. The PWD Commissioner informed Khandu that the process is being expedited and within few months, everything would be on track.

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