Uttarakhand gets India’s longest motorable suspension bridge over Tehri Lake


Uttarakhand gets India’s longest motorable suspension bridge over Tehri Lake

The longest motorable suspension bridge in India is now open for the public in Uttarakhand. Located over the Tehri Lake, the 725 m long Dobra-Chanti suspension bridge has taken 14 years to reach its completion at the cost of INR 2.95 crores. Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat shared a tweet to announce the inauguration ceremony on November 8, which was also attended by cabinet ministers Subodh Uniyal, Dhan Singh Rawat and others

The Dobra-Chanti suspension bridge will be the connecting link between Tehri Garhwal district headquarters and Pratap Nagar. It will also reduce travel time between Tehri and Pratap Nagar from 5 hours to only 1.5 hours.

Rawat was quoted by a leading newspaper as saying that the inauguration of the bridge was a historic moment for Uttarakhand. The bridge will also open new pathways for development. It will be providing electricity and water both for irrigation.

Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat also said that Tehri Lake is an important tourist destination from the point of adventure activities. People visit the lake site to pursue activities like zorbing, boating, water skiing, banana boat ride, paragliding etc. Now that the bridge is ready, the site is expected to attract a lot of tourists.

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