Hundreds Of Bridges Across The Country On The Verge Of Collapse, Says Nitin Gadkari

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| August 3 , 2017 , 21:04 IST

Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari on Thursday told the Parliament that over 100 bridges in different parts of the country are on the verge of collapse and need immediate attention.

Nitin Gadkari in Lok Sabha said that his ministry has completed safety audit of 1.6 lakh bridges in the country and found more than 100 structures in a dilapidated condition.

During the Question Hour of the Parliament, Nitin said, "100 bridges can be collapse anytime and they need immediate attention."

He also referred to a tragedy where two state-run buses and some private vehicles were swept away after a British-era bridge over the Savitri river in the Konkan region of Maharashtra collapsed last year.

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Gadkari said his ministry had last year launched a special project to create data of all bridges and culverts in the country as part of the steps to avert mishaps.

Referring to the delay in works on various road projects, the minister said this has been happening due to issues related to land acquisition, encroachment and environmental clearance.

He said road projects worth Rs 3.85 lakh crore were delayed due to various reasons in the past and most of these issues were resolved and their works are in progress.

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