Chief Minister Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu on Wednesday virtually inaugurated the newly constructed Valley Bridge at Chauli on Khadmukh-Holi road in Bharmour Assembly Constituency of Chamba district through virtual mode from Shimla.
The bridge here had collapsed on February 3 this year and this 190 feet long new bridge has been constructed in just one and a half months at a cost of about Rs 2.50 crore.
About 15 thousand people of 10 gram panchayats will be benefited by this. Congratulating the Public Works Department for completing this bridge in record time, the Chief Minister said that Public Works Minister Vikramaditya Singh showed special interest in it and gave his valuable cooperation in completing the bridge construction in time.
Stressing on better road infrastructure in the state, CM Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu said that the present government is determined to provide the best of road connectivity to the people so that they do not face any inconvenience in their daily activities.
He said that in view of the convenience of the passengers, the Public Works Department has been instructed to give priority to the work of maintenance and expansion of roads.
He said that the National Highways Authority of India has agreed in principle on the Rs.10,000 crore Shimla to Matour and about Rs.12,000 crore Pathankot to Mandi four-lane project. With this, along with convenient travel, people’s time will also be saved.