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

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 22 January 2019, 10:51 AM
The bridge will link the secluded areas of Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district with Punjab. (File photo)
The bridge will link the secluded areas of Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district with Punjab. (File photo)

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.
First Published: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 10:35 AM
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