Indian Army Builds The Longest Bridge In Leh In Record Time Of 40 Days

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Indian Army Builds The Longest Bridge In Leh In Record Time Of 40 Days

Indian Army not only protect the nation by guarding the borders but they are making world records by executing impossible missions as well and making country proud. They show their courage at every possible and also impossible situations. Now, the Indian Army has presented yet another example of its courage by building the longest suspension bridge over Indus river in Leh, Ladakh.

This suspension bridge will be used to connect to the remote areas in Ladakh. It is a 260-feet long bridge which is named ‘Maitri Bridge’ and it aims to help residents of Choglamsar, Stok and Chuchot villages which are the largest areas in Ladakh region to connect to the working areas.

On April 1, the inauguration of the suspension bridge took place and it has been operational for the public since then. Combat Engineers of ‘Sahas aur Yogyata’ Regiment of ‘Fire & Fury Corps’ constructed this bridge in just 40 days and it is a record. 500 tonnes of construction material were required for building the bridge.

As per a news portal, war veterans who have been part of operations in 1947-48, 1962, 1971 and 1999 in Jammu and Kashmir have inaugurated this bridge. Naik Phunchok Angdus & Naik Shezwan Stobdan, two senior Ladakhi war veterans, were the main soldiers of the inauguration. The name of the bridge is “Maitri” which means the amity and solidarity between soldiers and locals. 

Twitteratiss are lauding the work of Indian Army and are thanking them for building the bridge to connect them to the other areas. 

ADG-PI Indian Army posted on Twitter:

Suspension Bridge constructed over Indus River by Combat Engineers ‘Fire & Fury Corps’ was inaugurated by local War Veterans of region on 1 April 2019.Built in a record time of 40 days ‘Maitri Bridge’ is longest Suspension Bridge over River Indus.#NationFirst

A road for all weather was also constructed from Manali in Himachal Pradesh to Ladakh via Zanskar in Kargil last year. The work for the Zojila tunnel which is Asia’s longest tunnel was also begun by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Published by Neetu Panwar on 05 Apr 2019

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