On the occasion of 20 years of the formation of Uttarakhand, chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat inaugurated Dobra-Chanti, the country’s longest single-lane bridge connecting Pratapnagar with Thauldhar in Tehri district, reports Gaurav Talwar. Fourteen years after it was sanctioned and 12 years after its first scheduled date of completion, the 725m bridge is expected to cut travel time between Tehri and Pratapnagar from 5 to 1.5 hours.
Built over Tehri Lake, the suspension bridge is expected to benefit a population of around 2.5 lakh people of Pratapnagar and Thauldhar. “The Dobra-Chanti suspension bridge will be a gateway to development in the region. In the future, this place will be a driving force for employment of locals,” the CM said.