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Will take three days to setup Bailey bridge in Ramban: BRO official

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Srinagar: The Border Roads Organization (BRO) would complete setting of Bailey bridge near Kela Morh in next three days along the 270-km Jammu-Srinagar national highway to restore connectivity between the twin capital cities.

A portion of the highway sank near Kela Morh in Ramban district after a concrete retaining wall of a bridge collapsed on Sunday evening.

The Bailey bridge is being launched by BRO as an interim measure to restore connectivity between Srinagar and Jammu.

“It will take two to three days more to setup bailey bridge. Heavy vehicles carrying essential supplies can also be allowed to cross over the bridge,” local news agency KNS quoted Commanding Officer of 99 RCC Vinyak Project Beacon as saying

He added that it will provide relief to the hundreds of vehicles carrying essentials to the Valley.

Officials of National Highway Authority of India (NHAI), the road construction and maintaining agency, had earlier said that “repairing by concrete filling and settling of the concrete for making it (highway) motorable may take approximately ten days.”

Meanwhile, another news agency KNO quoted Purshotam Kumar, Project Director NHAI as saying: “As far as the Bailey bridge is concerned we are expecting it will be completed by tomorrow.”

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