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Nation Current Affairs 03 Aug 2017 100 bridges can coll ...

100 bridges can collapse anytime, need immediate attention: Gadkari

PTI
Published Aug 3, 2017, 3:00 pm IST
Updated Aug 3, 2017, 7:50 pm IST
Gadkari said his ministry has completed safety audit of 1.6 lakh bridges in the country.
Nitin Gadkari also mentioned the British-era bridge over the Savitri river in Maharashtra last year. (Representational Image)
 Nitin Gadkari also mentioned the British-era bridge over the Savitri river in Maharashtra last year. (Representational Image)

New Delhi: Over 100 bridges in different parts of the country are on the verge of collapse and need immediate attention, Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Thursday.

Gadkari said in the Lok Sabha that his ministry has completed safety audit of 1.6 lakh bridges in the country and found more than 100 structures in dilapidated condition. "100 bridges can collapse anytime and they need immediate attention," he said during Question Hour.

 

He also referred to a tragedy where two state-run buses and some private vehicles were swept away after a British-era bridge over the Savitri river in the Konkan region of Maharashtra collapsed last year.

Gadakari said his ministry had last year launched a special project to create data of all bridges and culverts in the country as part of the steps to avert mishaps.

Referring to the delay in works on various road projects, the minister said this has been happening due to issues related to land acquisition, encroachment and environmental clearance.

He said road projects worth Rs. 3.85 lakh crore were delayed due to various reasons in the past and most of these issues were resolved and their works are in progress.

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Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi




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