122 km road link, 35 bridges damaged by floods in Baramulla

Baramulla: Over a hundred kilometre road patch and 35 bridges have been damaged by flash floods that hit this north Kashmir district early this month, officials said Friday.
“At least 35 small and large bridges were damaged or affected due to landslides triggered by heavy rains and floods across the district Baramulla from September 6,” Superintending Engineer (SE) Roads and Buildings Department, Baramulla Abdul Majeed Wani on Friday said.
Besides Bridges, Wani said, huge patches of road measuring around 122 km was also either washed away or damaged in the district. He said that the two footbridges at the main town and the Peerniyan area along the river Jhelum in Uri also suffered partial damages.
“Both the bridges have been closed for public movement. 33 bridges have suffered damages in Uri, Boniyar, Narvaw, Wagora, Tangmarg, Kunzer, Rafiabad, and Patten areas here,” he said, adding “ Most of the roads were damaged in Uri, Boniyar, Sheeri,Wagoora, and Kunzer areas,”
The department, he said, urgently requires about Rs 10 crore for the temporary repairmen of the damaged bridges.

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