CM Dhami inaugurated the much awaited Ranibagh bridge connecting Kumaon.

On Thursday, Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami inaugurated Ranibagh Bhimtal Padmapuri Lohaghat Pancheshwar Rajya Marg two-lane ‘A’ class loading steel girder bridge constructed under the Central Road Fund at a cost of Rs.7 crore 17 lakhs in Nainital district. Union Minister of State for Defense Ajay Bhatt was also present on the occasion.

CM Dhami said that with the commencement of the two-lane bridge, people going to the hilly areas of Almora, Pithoragarh, Bageshwar, Champawat and Nainital will now get a lot of ease. He said that this bridge is the lifeline of Kumaon, through which the entire business of Kumaon is connected. Often there used to be a jam due to the single lane bridge here, but now due to the construction of this bridge, the tourists going to the mountainous areas of Kumaon will also not have a problem with the jam. The Chief Minister said that due to the movement of heavy vehicles on this bridge, along with the economic and social development of the area, there would be all-round development of the area.
It is to be known that at present about 3600 cars and jeeps, 2500 two wheelers, 2000 small commercial vehicles and 150 buses and 1750 trucks (two axles) etc., through the said old bridge, average 10,000 vehicles per day. With the construction of the said two-lane A class loading bridge, there will be an increase in the movement of multi axle trucks and other vehicles.
District in-charge Minister Rekha Arya, Regional MLA Bhimtal Ram Singh Kaida, Banshidhar Bhagat, Dr. Mohan Singh Bisht, District Panchayat President Bela Tolia, Block Chief Kamlesh Kaida and other dignitaries were present in the launch program.

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