Devika and Puneja bridges inaugurated in Jammu and Kashmir
On June 24, 2020, the Union Minister of State Dr Jitendra Singh inaugurated two bridges Devika and Puneja in Jammu and Kashmir in a virtual event.
The bridge was constructed in the Udhampur district. The bridge was a 70-year old demand of the people of Udhampur. The bridge will help to reduce traffic issues and also help in smooth passage of army convoys and vehicles. The bridge was constructed at a cost of 75 lakhs. It was constructed within a time span of 1 year by the Border Road Organization.
The Puneja Bridge is 50 metres long and was constructed at a cost of Rs 4 crores in Doda district. The bridge will help in connectivity and eventually make Doda a new centre of development.
Border Road Organization
The BRO in the last 4 to 5 years has constructed 200 bridges in the region. This includes the famous Atal Setu Cable Bridge.