BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan in a virtual ceremony dedicated the submersible bridge constructed over the Seep river on Highway 22 at Budhni Nasrullaganj -Khategaon Marg in Sehore district on Tuesday. The bridge has been constructed at a cost of Rs 3.74 crore.
The CM has said that development activities and implementation of welfare schemes will continue despite the economic crisis created due to Covid-19 in the state.
Public works minister Gopal Bhargava, principal secretary public works Neeraj Mandloi were present at the programme organised in Mantralaya.
It may be noted that a few days ago an attempt was made to start vehicular traffic on this bridge, ignoring the technical procedures. The CM said that after the completion of the work, necessary tests were conducted and on the basis of the reports received, traffic is now being started on the bridge.
With the construction of this bridge, the traffic will become smooth for commuters travelling from Nasrullaganj to Harda and Indore. A distance of about 20 kilometres will be reduced.
The already constructed bridge over the Seep river in Nasrullaganj to Khategaon highway 22 was damaged in the year 2020. Approval was given by the state government for the construction of this submersible bridge in an alternate route.
The CM said that PWD has approved a cement-concrete road from Nasrullaganj to Sehore road which was damaged. This road will be built between Sehore-Kosmi at a cost of Rs 117 crore and Kosmi-Nasrullaganj at a cost of Rs 33 crore.
With this, direct cement-concrete road will be available from Nasrullaganj to Sehore. He added that apart from these roads, a proposal has been sent to the central government to connect Indore-Betul National Highway and Jabalpur-Jaipur National Highway. With the joining of both the routes, the distance between Indore-Jabalpur will be reduced and business will also be encouraged.