Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami participated in the foundation stone laying ceremony of the 110-meter long bridge between India-Nepal on River Kali in Charchhum, the border area of Pithoragarh district on September 19. “With the construction of this bridge between India-Nepal, the arrival between two countries will be accessible. There will be an increase in tourism and employment. This bridge will also be very important for enhancement of the friendship ties of both countries,” said the Uttarakhand CM.
The bridge will be constructed in 12 months at a cost of 32.98 crore by a Chandigarh-based firm, PWD Superintending Engineer Anand Ballabh Kandpal said.
“The design of the bridge has been approved by a team of experts from IIT Delhi, who visited the spot along with officers of India and Nepal some months ago,” the official said. The construction of this bridge will smoothen the vehicular movement between the two countries as earlier, people had to go all the way up to Banbasa in Champawat district in order to travel to Nepal.