Jammu: Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Ghulam Nabi Azad today laid foundation stone of 100 mtr span bridge over AIK nallah at Rehal area of tehsil Bishnah.
Estimated to cost Rs 3.85 crore, on its completion the Bridge would provide better connectivity to a large number of villages of the Border Tehsil.
Minister for PWD, Roads and Buildings, Mechanical Engineering, Abdul Majid Wani, Member Parliament, Madan Lal Sharma, MLA, Bishnah Ashwani Kumar Sharma, Ex-Minister Gulchain Singh Charak, besides Chief Engineer PWD,. Abdul Hamid Sheikh and other senior officers of the department and district administration were also present at the foundation laying ceremony.
Examining the plan and design of the project, the Union Minister advised the executing agency to build the bridge on the lines of latest Bridge Construction Techniques being used worldwide. He asked the engineers to take all necessary precautions to ensure longevity and sustainability of the bridge.(CNS)