To boost regional connectivity in Leh Ladakh region, Indian Army builts longest suspension bridge on Indus River.

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Maitri Bridge in Leh (Photo Credit: Twitter, @airnewsalerts)

To help local residents of Choglamsar, Stok and Chuchot which are largest villages in Ladakh region, Indian Army builts 260 feet suspension bridge over Indus River known as ‘Maitri Bridge’. The Bridge will bring regional connectivity in remote areas of Ladakh.

The Bridge is built by combat engineers of ‘Sahas aur Yogyata’ regiment of ‘fire and fury corps’ of Indian Army within a record time of 40 days. On April 1, 2019 the bridge was inaugurated by local war veterans of Ladakh region. In construction of bridge the local people from villages also helped Indian Army in
constructing the bridge. It was also known that without support of local residents the bridge would not have constructed.

For construction of this bridge Indian Army has used 500 tonnes of construction material and different equipments used in making bridge. Due to excellent civil military relation existing in Leh Ladakh region the bridge has been named as ‘Maitri Bridge’.

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