Muktsar: Bridge on Rajasthan Feeder canal collapses

Muktsar: Bridge on Rajasthan Feeder canal collapses

Tribune Information Service

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Muktsar, Might 25

Just some hours after releasing water into Rajasthan Feeder canal, a bridge on it partially collapsed close to Chak Gandha Singhwala village on Tuesday evening. The bridge has been closed for site visitors.

Notably, the canal was dry since Might 14 as a 250-foot breach had occurred within the parallel Sirhind Feeder canal on Might 13.

Fortunately, some villagers after recognizing the collapsed bridge raised an alarm. Residents stated the bridge was round six many years previous and had attained its service life. “In the course of the current relining of Rajasthan Feeder canal, a ‘bundh’ was created close to the bridge. The authorities involved launched the water into the canal with out eradicating the soil, on account of which the bridge collapsed,” claimed villagers.

Muktsar SDM Swaranjit Kaur visited the spot and stated some residents of neighbouring villages knowledgeable her that the officers involved had not eliminated the soil used to create the ‘bundh’. “I’ve directed to conduct the investigation,” she stated.

Members of the Kirti Kisan Union lodged a symbolic protest in opposition to the authorities for his or her alleged negligence. The protesters claimed that after the collapse of the bridge, residents of Mandi Bariwala, Chak Gandha Singhwala, Jhabelwali, Bahmanwala, Sangrana, Chauntra and Charewan villages have been affected.

“In the course of the relining of the canal, a variety of vans loaded with sand and gravel plied on this bridge. The bridge was previous and couldn’t bear heavy load. Additional, the ‘bundh’ was not eliminated earlier than releasing the water yesterday. A committee must be set as much as probe the multi-crore relining work,” stated aggrieved residents. Repeated makes an attempt to contact Sukhjit Singh Randhawa, government engineer, Rajasthan Feeder canal, proved futile.

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