After two decades of wait, Sopore Bypass Bridge to be commissioned this year

SRINAGAR, MAY 04: Having failed to meet innumerable deadlines during the past almost two decades, the crucial bridge on Sopore bypass is finally set to be completed this year, courtesy personal intervention of the Minister for Public Works, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari.

The State Government is going to throw open the 226-meter long bridge by August this year.

“The bridge will be thrown open by August this year and there will be no more delay in the work as I am personally monitoring its progress,” Bukhari said.

According to officials, the bridge was initially approved in 1980’s, it then got stalled for some years and work was again started in 1992-93.

Regarding the dilapidated condition of Srinagar-Jammu highway, the Minister said the clear instructions have been passed on to the executing agency to expedite work on the project and he will be tomorrow personally visiting the worst affected stretch of the highway from Panthachowk to Qazigund for on-the-spot review of the work.

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