Chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat inaugurated the nation’s longest single-lane motorable suspension bridge in Tehri Garhwal district to mark the state’s 21st basis day on Sunday.
Rawat inaugurated the 725-metre lengthy Dobra-Chanti suspension bridge within the presence of cupboard ministers Subodh Uniyal, Dhan Singh Rawat and different officers. The bridge, opened for the general public from Sunday, has been inbuilt 14 years over the Tehri lake with a value of ₹2.95 crore. It might assist join Pratap Nagar city with Tehri Garhwal district headquarters.
“The inauguration of the bridge is a major and historic second for the state. It won’t solely join the individuals of Pratap Nagar city with the district headquarters however can even open avenues for growth,” Rawat mentioned.
“The bridge over the Tehri lake additionally reminds us of the sacrifices the individuals of outdated Tehri Garhwal made to pave the best way for the Tehri dam challenge. At this time, we’re extraordinarily proud that the challenge isn’t solely necessary for the state however the entire nation. Will probably be offering energy in addition to water for irrigation,” mentioned Rawat.
Terming the Tehri lake a significant vacationer vacation spot, Rawat mentioned, “Tehri lake with this new bridge will entice many vacationers within the close to future.”
The development work of the bridge had began in 2006 and was alleged to be accomplished in 2008. Nonetheless, it witnessed a number of hiccups comparable to failure of design or lack of finances resulting in the delay. The bridge will assist greater than three lakh individuals to succeed in the district headquarters in Tehri rapidly.
Throughout his handle, Rawat additionally spoke concerning the works finished by his authorities on numerous points after coming to energy in 2017.
“From day considered one of coming to energy, we’ve vowed to combat corruption which is the one thorn within the growth of Uttarakhand. Now we have thus far nabbed over 250 individuals accused of corruption and are working in direction of giving a corruption free growth,” mentioned Rawat.
“Other than this, we’ve additionally labored considerably in well being companies. In 2017 once we got here to energy there have been only one,034 docs within the state and right now the quantity is about 2,400. Now we have additionally labored for the event of farmers by offering them curiosity free loans,” he mentioned.
Rawat additionally urged the individuals of the state to not take the Covid-19 pandemic frivolously and comply with all the mandatory precautions.
“Many individuals are pondering that the pandemic is over. It’s improper as it’s nonetheless infecting lots of people. We have to take all the mandatory precautions, together with sporting masks and sustaining social distancing,” mentioned Rawat.
In the meantime, the opposition Congress, reacting to CM’s claims of offering corruption free growth within the state alleged that the entire authorities is ‘neck deep into corruption.’
Pritam Singh, social gathering state president, mentioned, “What CM Rawat is saying on corruption is an absolute farce. The entire authorities is being accused of indulging in corruption immediately or not directly each different day. Just lately, the HC, too, ordered a CBI inquiry into costs of corruption towards the CM. Why did he method the Supreme Courtroom towards it if he says that there is no such thing as a corruption?”
“So far as his claims on bettering the well being companies are involved, persons are seeing it on this pandemic. The federal government has failed to spice up the testing services and the persons are struggling with out correct remedy. He additionally did nothing on his promise of farmer mortgage waiver,” mentioned Singh.