A month after a bridge collapsed in Mahad, the Union surface transport ministry has approved only one three-lane bridge over river Savitri in Mahad at an estimated cost of Rs29.41 crore.The state public works department (PWD) had proposed two three-lane bridges.
PWD’s chief engineer for Konkan division, VS Deshpande, said that one bridge has been approved on an immediate basis. “We have issued tender documents inviting bids. The other bridge will be built during four-laning work of Mumbai-Goa highway .“
The bridge will be built by May 2017, said PWD’s deputy engineer Prakash Gaikwad.He said the height and length of the bridge will be raised as flood levels have increased by an average 2 metres.
amar ujala newspaper 04/09/2016 : http://epaper.amarujala.com/