Saller-Bagwani Bridge approved under NABARD: Sunil Kumar

JAMMU: Minister of State for Public Works and Revenue, Mr. Sunil Kumar Sharma today said that Saller-Bagwani Bridge on Nallah Lidder has been approved under NABARD RIDF-XV at a cost of Rs. 672.33 lakh. He said an expenditure of Rs. 543.01 lakh stands incurred ending March, 2014 and during current financial year, an amount of Rs. 64.55 lakh under Loan Component has also been released for the said bridge.

Replying to a question by Mr. Sofi Yousuf in the Legislative Council, the Minister said that the sub structure for 5 spans has been completed and left side abutment for additional span has also been completed. The Minister said that the retaining wall of approach road on Bagwani side is in progress, while as fabrication and launching of trussed girders for 4 spans also stand completed.

The Minister said, due to in adequate availability of funds, the pace of the project has got delayed, however, the work is likely to be completed by March of 2016 subject to availability of adequate fund.

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