Bridges to join isolated islands in Andaman and Nicobar after long wait

Two dream bridges at Middle Strait and Humphrey Strait are slowly turning into reality, after decade-long paperwork, bringing great relief to the people of far-flung Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Published: 11th July 2017 02:03 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th July 2017 09:13 AM   |  A+A-

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PORT BLAIR: Two dream bridges at Middle Strait and Humphrey Strait are slowly turning into reality, after decade long paper work, bringing great relief to the people of far flung Andaman and the Nicobar Islands.

Middle Strait and Humphrey Strait are major obstacles on Andaman Trunk Road, with vehicles having to be transported in small ferries to reach North and Middle Andaman, taking nearly three hours longer.

Lt. Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Prof. Jagadish Mukhi said that construction of the two-lane Bridge over Humphrey Strait has begun. 

Addressing the ACCI Annual General Body meeting on Sunday, Mukhi said that the Supreme Court of India has given permission to construct the approach road to Middle Strait Creek Bridge, which falls under Jarawa (tribe) Reserved Area. The bridges will not only bring an economic boom but also make movement easier for the armed forces during an emergency.

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