CM lays foundation stone of Indo-Nepal bridge across Kali river
Tuesday, 20 September 2022 | PNS | DEHRADUN
Chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami laid the foundation stone of the 110 metre span double lane road bridge on Kali river at Malla Charchum area of Dharchula in Pithoragarh district on Monday. The Rs 32.98 crore bridge would connect India with Nepal.
Speaking on the occasion, Dhami said that the bridge would ease the flow of traffic between India and Nepal and would give an impetus to trade between the two neighbours. The bridge would also help in generating employment in the area. The CM said that the construction of the bridge would be completed within a year and directed the officers of the Public Works Department (PWD) which is the executing agency, to complete the work within the stipulated time while making no compromise with the quality of construction. Expressing happiness, the CM said that he is especially happy to approve of the bridge since he was born and grew up in the area near the Kali river. He opined that once completed the bridge would further strengthen the centuries old relations between India and Nepal.
Dhami said that many welfare schemes are being operated in Uttarakhand under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He said work is going on for development of the border areas of the State. The CM said that work on road and internet connectivity is going on at a fast pace in Uttarakhand. Expressing confidence that the ongoing decade would belong to Uttarakhand, Dhami said that the State government is standing with the people as a collaborator in development. He said that every possible effort would be made for rehabilitation of the disaster affected people.
The road bridge in Charchum area of Pithoragarh district would be the second such bridge between India and Nepal after Tanakpur across the Kali river.
The Dharchula MLA Harish Dhami, block Pramukh Dhan Singh Dhami, district magistrate of Pithoragarh Ashish Chauhan, superintendent of police Lokeshwar Singh, PWD superintending engineer SK Kandpal and others were present on the occasion.