Thursday, April 5, 2012

Zero Bridge being upgraded

In compliance of the directions of Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah for preservation of old and heritage bridges, the JKPCC has launched protection and conservation of Zero Bridge in Srinagar to upgrade it to a motorable bridge.

The Managing Director, Jammu and Kashmir Project Construction Corporation (JKPCC), Madan Gupta said today that the Zero Bridge which was declared unsafe for plying of vehicles is being strengthened and upgraded to a motorable bridge. He said that the protection and upgradation work of the bridge has been started and it is likely to be completed within the shortest possible time. He said the Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah has given directions to the JKPCC to take all measures to protect and safeguard old and heritage bridges.

Gupta said that a new Zero Bridge will be constructed on Jehlum River at an alternate feasible site in the area for which necessary preparation is in progress. He said a scheme for the same has been approved involving ` 9 crore.

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