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BRO restores connectivity to 13 remote villages in U’khand

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New Delhi, March 5 : The connectivity to 13 border villages in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district, which were cut off after the floods last month, have been restored, the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) said on Friday.
The BRO has constructed a 200 feet Bailey bridge in Reini village on the Joshimat-Malari road across the Rishiganga river, ensuring unhindered connectivity to the remote villages in the area.
The flash floods in Rishiganga river on February 7 had washed away a 90m bridge near Reini village.
“This bridge was the only link to the Niti border in Chamoli district. The floods had also washed away a hydro electric plant located at the same site, trapping more than 200 workers of the hydro electric plant in the inundation,” an official statement said.
The BRO quickly swung into action by deploying 20 small teams consisting of 200 personnel of 21 BRTF under Project Shivalik in the affected areas for relief and rehabilitation work.
The BRO inducted more than 100 vehicles and equipment that included 15 heavy earth moving machineries like hydraulic excavators, dozers, JCBs and wheel loaders. The BRO also inducted critical equipment with the help of the Indian Air Force.

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