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Khandu inaugurates single-lane steel bridge over Siang river

Press Trust of India  |  Itanagar 

on Wednesday inaugurated a single-lane steel cable suspension bridge in Upper district, likely to benefit more than 20,000 people on both sides of river, an official release said.

The 300-metre-long will also "bolster defense preparedness" in the state, it said.

"The CM has dedicated country's longest single-lane over River at Yingkiong in Arunachal's district," the release issued by chief minister's office said.

The bridge, built at the cost of Rs 48.43 crore under non-lapsable central pool of resources (NLCPR) of Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region, will reduce distance between Yingkiong and Tuting by almost 40 km, it said.

Speaking at a public function, Khandu said the newly inaugurated bridge would help movement of people residing on both sides of the and facilitate the in their operations.

"Good connectivity is the way forward to prosperity," the release said quoting the CM.

The Centre has sanctioned 268 road projects in worth Rs 3,800 crore under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY), it stated.

Two sanctioned projects - 35-km road from Paling to Zido and 30-km road connecting Zido with Bishing - are currently in the process of receiving tenders.

The also laid the foundation for construction of district secretariat building, assured funds for the construction of a new circuit house at Yingkiong and anti-erosion measures in other parts of the state.

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First Published: Wed, January 09 2019. 20:45 IST