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Under-bridge in Gujarat's Rajkot named after General Bipin Rawat

The Gujarat government on Monday named an under-bridge in Rajkot after General Bipin Rawat to honour the country's first Chief of Defence Staff who died in a chopper crash in December.

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General Bipin Rawat | Photo: PTI file

The government on Monday named an under-bridge in after General to honour the country's first Chief of Defence Staff who died in a chopper crash in December.

Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel inaugurated the under-bridge located in Laxmi Nagar area virtually.

'In recent times, the head of all three wings of the armed forces, CDS General Bipin Rawat, lost his life in a tragedy. This bridge should be named CDS General Bridge, Patel said.

Earlier, Mayor Pradeep Dav had asked the CM to suggest a name for the structure, which was built at a cost of Rs 48 crore.

Patel said his government was committed to spending money to build infrastructure in the state, and listed various development work undertaken in .

General Rawat died on December 8 when his military helicopter crashed near Coonoor in Nilgiris district in Tamil Nadu. All 14 on board, including the general's wife, perished in the incident.

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First Published: Mon, January 24 2022. 15:14 IST
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