ITANAGAR, June 11: Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Tuesday directed PWD commissioner to restore Tamin bridge, near Ziro on war footing as it has reportedly collapsed partially due to the impact of a heavy over loaded vehicle while crossing over the bridge on Monday midnight.
The bridge connects Lower Subansiri with Kamle and Upper Subansiri districts. Despite Kamle DC had put up sign boards on both side approaches of bridge with permissible load capacity of 9 MT for heavy vehicles inclusive of vehicle weight, the said vehicle weighing more than permissible limit had crossed over the bridge leading to its damage as reported by PWD CE (highways).
The department acting swiftly has started its restoration work and light vehicles could move anytime.
It may be recalled that the matter was discussed in detail during a recent review meeting of PWD with the CM, who had ordered for immediate construction of a new bridge for which tender was floated on June 7 last. The commissioner has informed that the process is being expedited to put the works on track within few months. CMO