Wooden bridges to be converted into concrete structures

The Bangla Government has decided to replace all wooden bridges older than 30 years across the State with concrete ones, at a total cost of Rs 760 crore.

Six districts would be covered in the first phase – Purba Medinipur, Paschim Medinipur, Purba Bardhaman, Paschim Bardhaman, Bankura and Birbhum.

Of the 3,500 bridges tested, 1,000 were found to be 40 to 50 years old. In the first phase, covering the above-mentioned six districts, 380 of the 1,000 bridges would be concretised.

Source: Aajkaal