MLA Nowshera Ravinder Raina on Friday laid the foundation of strategically important Kanara bridge which connects the Nowshera with the western border areas like Qila Darhal, Lam, Pukharni, Bhata, Kamila,Androth and Bagla areas situated on LoC. MLA Ravinder Raina alongwith BRO Officials Major Prakesh, Navneet Denga and engineer Mandal performed the Bhoomi Pooja at bridge site and later started the work.
Addressing the gathering at Kanara, MLA Ravinder Raina said this was the long pending demand of the people living in border as it covers the larger population and also from the defence point of view this bridge will play a significant role in the movement of defence vehicles. Appreciating the role of Border Roads Organisation (BRO) Raina said once again BRO proved that it is the best organisation in construction the roads and bridges at hilly and mountainous regions. He highlighted the past achievement of BRO and said that we are proud of BRO for their quality work and completion of vital projects within allotted time period. Raina said the areas of western Nowshera in past were neglected by the successive governments and this resulted in lack of basic facilities like roads, bridge, Medical facilities and Higher education in these areas and reaffirm that he Will leave no stone unturned in developing these remote areas on LoC. He said Union government led by the dynamic Prime Minister Narinder Modi Ji is committed for the betterment of deprived areas with the mission “Sab ka Sath-Sab Ka Vikas” He further said the recent visit of Union Home Minister Raj Nath Singh Ji to Nowshera where he met the LoC/border migrants shows the pain and concerns of the Modi government gor the people of Nowshera and Sunderbani. Raina also assured the locals that he has already discussed the issues like Construction of Qila Darhal bridge (where a bus carrying Bharat drowned in river in 2014), Construction of Bhawani Qila Darhal road and black -topping of Nowshera Jhanger Lam road vis chowki Handan Kalsian and Bhawani with the union Defence Minister and very soon will meet the defence Minister so that these very important projects may get approval and work Will be started at the earliest. Speaking at function Major Parkash of BRO thanked the MLA Ravinder Raina for boosting the morals of the engineers of BRO and assured that BRO will never Compromise with its standards of working and said we will complete this bridge before the allotted time period.
Large numbers of locals thanked MLA Ravinder Raina and BRO Engineers for the start of construction work of Kanara Bridge.