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New Delhi  : A new bridge has been constructed in a record time of 165 days over river Savitri and Kal in Maharashtra.
An old Masonry Arch Bridge on Savitri and Kal river near Mahad in Maharashtra having width of 5.90 m and length of 184 m constructed in 1928 collapsed due to heavy unprecedented rainfall on the night of August 2, 2016. The Minister for Road Transport and Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari immediately announced to construct new bridge at this location within 6 months. As announced by the Gadkari, the project has been completed in a record time of 165 days before the onset of monsoon rain at a cost of Rs 35.77 Crore.

Gadkari and Chief Minister of Maharashtra will inaugurate the newly constructed Savitri Bridge and throw it open for the public on June 5, 2017. The New Bridge is 16 meter wide and 239m long with lighting arrangement, footpath, flood alarm system, anti-corrosive steel, Road safety measures and painted with carbonation paint.

The work on the construction of bridge started on war footing. The survey, design and detailed estimate was prepared by the State PWD within 3 weeks and submitted to MoRTH, New Delhi, on  August 20, 2016. The Ministry of RT&H sanctioned the estimate on September 2, 2016, and on the same day tenders were called by NH wing of State PWD. The lowest tender was accepted and agreement was signed on December 1, 2016, according to a PIB release.

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