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Narmadapuram: Indian Army Engineers of Sudarshan Chakra Corps of Southern Command yesterday completed the construction of Bailey Bridge over Sukhtawa River in Narmadapuram district of Madhya Pradesh in a record time of six days.

Bridge was handed over to civil administration by the GOC, PMP Sub Area. Civil dignitaries including MLA Mr Prem Shankar Verma, DM Neeraj kumar,
SDM Madan Raghuvanshi, Mr RK Gupta NHAI project Dir, Mr Akhil Soni NHAI manager tech have also attended the ceremony. The work of bridge construction had started on 26 Aug 2022.

Completion of this bridge has been a perfect example of seamless and synergized civil military response to national emergencies. Construction of this Bailey Bridge has ensured day and night connectivity & restoration of vital economic activity over Nagpur – Bhopal corridor on NH 46 in Madhya Pradesh. More than that, it has brought succor to the people of Narmadapuram district, whose daily lives was much affected as they were regularly cut off due to heavy monsoon.

This Bailey Bridge is 3.5m wide and 90 feet long Single Lane Bailey Bridge which is capable of sustaining heavy traffic. This is first time that in a state of Madhya Pradesh Indian Army has made a bridge of this specification which is an achievement in itself.

The construction of this Bridge posed many challenges including adverse weather conditions, time and bridge site itself. However Southern Comd ensured timely construction of the Bailey Bridge & restore connectively in record time of 6 days. NHAI & Civil Administration provided all kind of support during the planning & construction phase.


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