BRO has built a 170 meter long bailey bridge of 24 ton capacity at Kulagad. After collecting the goods of the bridge, working on a war footing, the strategically important bridge was built in just five days. SDM Dharchula Anil Kumar Shukla said that setting up the bridge was no less than a challenge. Due to incessant rain, many problems had to be faced. Not only this, due to the breakdown of the bridge at other places, there was also a shortage of essential goods for the bridge. The bridge was made by collecting materials from many places.
After the construction of the bridge, people of about 60 villages on the border of China and Nepal have got relief. Not only this, the army, ITBP and SSB personnel deployed in the security of the border have also benefited. After the bridge collapsed, even the essential goods for the security forces were not able to reach the border. After the RCC bridge was washed away, the Uttarakhand government had sent a helicopter to rescue the people trapped in this area. But only sick people were evacuated by helicopter.
The bridge of Kulagad is the most important in this area adjacent to the border of two neighboring countries. Darma, Beas and Chaudas valleys are connected with the help of this bridge. One has to pass through this bridge to reach the Lipulekh pass connecting China. Along with this, the journey of pilgrims going to visit Kailash-Mansarovar is also done through this bridge.
After the Bailey Bridge was built, local resident Narendra Dhami thanked the BRO and told that the people living in this border area faced many problems for 12 days.
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