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Collapsed bridge in Bihar's Araria district was not under Union Road Transport Ministry: Gadkari

A portion of a newly constructed bridge over the Bakra River collapsed in Pararia village in Bihar on Tuesday.
Last Updated : 18 June 2024, 19:00 IST

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New Delhi: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday clarified that the construction of the bridge that collapsed in Bihar's Araria district was not undertaken by the Union Road Transport Ministry.

The collapsed bridge was constructed by the Bihar Government's Rural Development Ministry, he added.

A portion of a newly constructed bridge over the Bakra River collapsed in Pararia village in Bihar on Tuesday.

No casualty was reported.

The construction of the collapsed bridge in Bihar's Araria district was not carried out under the Union Road Transport and Highways Ministry. The bridge was being constructed by the Bihar government's Rural Development Ministry, Gadkari said in a post on X in Hindi.

The bridge, constructed by the state government, was not opened to the public as approach roads to the bridge were yet to be constructed.

The bridge connects Kursa Kanta and Sikty areas of the Araria district.

Talking to PTI, Amit Ranjan, Superintendent of Police (SP), Araria, said, "A portion of a newly constructed bridge over Bakra river has collapsed. Officials have reached there to examine the matter".

The cause of the incident is not yet known, he added.

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Published 18 June 2024, 19:00 IST

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