Imphal: Indian Army reconstructed a Irang Bridge over Irang river in Taubam village of Tamenglong District of Manipur restoring the road connectivity of NH-37 connecting Imphal and Jiribam much to the relief of locals stranded due to severing off of the most important lifeline of Manipur.
N Biren Singh, CM, Manipur inaugurated the bridge and opened it for the general traffic on 02 Dec. Speaking on the occasion, CM commended and thanked Indian Army and NHIDCL for their efforts in execution of the task.
The old bridge had collapsed on 01 Nov which resulted in a sand laden truck falling into the fast flowing Irang River leading to the death of its driver.
Upon receiving the requisition for aid from State Govt on 02 Nov , Specialised Engineers of the Spear Corps were tasked to undertake the re-construction of the Irang Bridge. The re-construction work involved dismantling of a disused bridge at Tengnoupal, transporting the bridging stores over 152 Km to the bridge site and launching bridge over River Irang.
Re-construction work on the bridge started on 09 Nov and due to structural issues and old vintage the bridge could not be launched initially. Fresh Bailey bridge stores were provisioned by Border Roads Organisation from Tezpur and were shifted to the bridge site in two days by Army. The fresh launching of the bridge commenced on 23 Nov and was completed on 27 Nov.
All citizens, appreciated the skill, speed and commitment of the Indian Army jawans who took upon this challenge and delivered the same in a professional manner.