Public Works Minister, Vikramaditya Singh stated here today that a Bailey bridge has been constructed in a record period of six days on National Highway-5 connecting Shimla and Theog and the traffic has been restored on this National Highway.
The Minister said that huge portion of road sinked due to heavy rains near Theog and the people commuting to and fro had to face hardships. “We had promised to construct a bailey bridge to facilitate the people within a record period of six days and have fulfilled our commitment and the traffic has been restored today,” said the Minister, who himself was on the spot inspecting the work today.
He said that the PWD officers have been asked to construct the retaining wall within stipulated time to stabilise the sinking portion and for a permanent solution of this bottleneck.
He also formally inaugurated the bridge and lauded the efforts of the PWD for constructing the bridge within a week.