First suspension bridge in India is approved by the national government.

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The construction of a famous cable-stayed, circumsuspension bridge over the Krishna River, connecting Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, and cutting through the Nallamala forest range has received approval from the federal government. Nitin Gadkari, the Union Minister for Road Transport and National Highways, made the announcement.

First suspension bridge in India
1st suspension bridge across Krishna River

According to Gadkari, the famous bridge would include numerous distinctive elements, including the largest glass pedestrian bridge spanning a river, pylons that resemble gopurams, distinctive lighting, and a substantial navigational span. The standing committee on finance for the union ministry of road transport and national highways authorized the two-story cable bridge across the Krishna River last week, featuring a four-lane motorway.

  • The 3-kilometer-long bridge would cut the travel time between Tirupati and Hyderabad by 80 km. The bridge starts in Somasila at Kollapur in the Telangana district of Nagarkurnool and Atmakur in the Andhra Pradesh district of Kurnool.
  • Due to the Krishna river’s current, river navigation continues to be hazardous. On January 18, 2007, a boat capsize disaster along this route led to the deaths of close to 60 individuals. People on both sides of the river have been requesting a bridge ever since that occurred to shorten the distance.
  • The project under the Bharatmala Pariyojana project was ultimately approved by the Center after persistent lobbying by the Telangana government.

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