ITANAGAR, Aug 03: The laying of the new Bailey suspension bridge over river Kamla at Tamin in Kamle district has begun and it is expected to be completed before Independence Day on August 15.
The old bridge had to be dismantled as it had been damaged.
Raga MLA Tarin Dakpe informed that the bridge was damaged last month and since then the commuters had been facing lots of problems.
“This was a serious concern and the company started the work on July 31. It is expected to be completed before August 15,” he said.
Dakpe said that the bridge had been damaged by an overloaded vehicle passing over it due to which the public had to suffer.
He requested the district administration to ensure the safety of the new bridge so that such problems do not arise over and over again. He also requested the Kamle SP to deploy security personnel so that any vehicle loaded beyond the permissible limit of 16 MT did not pass over the bridge.
“As per the concessionaire of Package-III of TAH they may start the work of RCC bridge over Kamle in September and once the RCC bridge is completed all such problems would be resolved once for all,” Dakpe added.
Meanwhile, Highway Division, Ziro, Executive Engineer Gyati Anda informed that the dismantling and re-launching of the 400 feet long bridge had already been started and work was on in full progress.
As of now two workers and technician are working round the clock and it is expected to be completed before August 15,” he said.
The construction agency, Bridge & Roof Company of Kolkata is executing the work.
“Engineer Tuhin Mandal is supervising the work. The work which is in Package-III of Trans Arunachal Highway (Potin-Pangin) road is being executed by Bharatia Infra Project Ltd. The engineer deputed in the aid package is also supervising the work progress. In addition the engineer of Highways is also monitoring the work,” the EE added.