Trial Run on Bailey Bridge on Highway to Kashmir Today

Srinagar: The trial run on Bailey bridge along the Srinagar-Jammu highway in Ramban district will be conducted on Saturday before opening it up for traffic, officials said Friday.

This was stated by Deputy Commissioner (DC), Ramban, Nazim Zai Khan after inspecting the progress of construction work of Bailey bridge besides repair work of damaged concrete bridge, at Kela Morh Ramban on Friday, an official spokesperson said. Chief Engineer BRO, Brigadier IK Jaggi, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Harbans Lal; Project Director, NHIA, Parshotam Kumar; ASP, Rajni Sharma and several other officers of BRO and the construction agencies were present on the occasion.

As per the official spokesperson, Khan said that construction of Bailey bridge was nearing completion and the trial run would be conducted tomorrow before opening it for traffic.

“He said that the construction of the Bailey bridge is going on round the clock and 50% of the bridge launching work was completed by Friday morning. He said that the perishable supplies have been transhipped and sent to their destinations,” he said.

The Chief Engineer BRO, he said, informed that the work is in progress as per plan.

“BRO has put all the resources available for completing the bridge. Work is going on at war footing as all men and machinery have been put to use. Hopefully, by tomorrow evening the Bailey bridge will be completed and ready for traffic” Jaggi said.

Meanwhile, Civil QRT Ramban, Banihal, Ramsu and other organizations are helping the pedestrians to by-pass the damaged portion at Kela Morh safely, the official spokesperson added.

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