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Nitin Gadkari to inaugurate India's first inter-state bridge in J-K's Kathua today, click here to know more

It Will Reduce Traffic On The Jammu-Kathua-Pathankot National Highway.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Srishty Choudhury | Updated on: 22 Jan 2019, 10:51:09 AM
The bridge will link the secluded areas of Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district with Punjab. (File photo)

New Delhi:

Nitin Gadkari, the Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, will inaugurate the first inter-state bridge on the river Ravi in Jammu and Kashmir, on Tuesday. The 1.2-km-long Keediyan-Gandiyal bridge in the Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir was built at a cost of nearly Rs 150 crore in a span of three-and-a-half years linking the secluded areas of Kathua district with Punjab, officials said.

Here are some facts about India’s first inter-state bridge:

  • The Keediyan-Gandiyal bridge is 1.2-km long.
  • It will link the secluded areas of Kathua district in Jammu and Kashmir to Punjab.
  • Travel time distance between the two inter-state destinations of Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab will get shortened.
  • It will also reduce traffic on the Jammu-Kathua-Pathankot National Highway.
  • It has been built at an estimated cost of Rs 150 crore.
  • It has taken three-and-a-half years to be completed.

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First Published : 22 Jan 2019, 10:35:49 AM