SAMBALPUR: The new bridge over Dhobijoar nullah at Danipali on the road connecting NH-6 at Panchgachhia will be ready for public use by July 15.
The road stretch is considered a lifeline of the city as it is used by residents of almost all the localities in the city to go to Sambalpur railway station and Fatak area. Besides, there are Kendriya Vidyalaya and Guru Nanak Public School along the road. Commuters, who want to go to the industrial estate also prefer to take the road stretch.
But during rain, commuting on the road had become a cumbersome task as water overflowed at Danipali. To raise the height of the bridge, the old bridge had been dismantled and work on a new bridge began in December last year by the Public Works Department. Even as a target was set to complete the work before advent of monsoon this year, it has been delayed.
Assistant Executive Engineer of the department, Sambalpur, PK Nath said the work was delayed as shifting of electric poles of WESCO and pipelines of the Public Health Engineering Department took a long time.
“The pipes and poles have been removed and work is going on in full swing. Approach roads to the bridge have also been completed,” he said. Work is being implemented at a cost of Rs 1.90 crore. Nath informed that traffic will be allowed on the new bridge on July 15.