Chief Minister dedicates Lakshmanjhula

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 04 May 2018 12:43:40


Staff Reporter,


Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh on Thursday dedicated the beautiful Lakshmanjhula over River Kharun in Mahadev Ghat. The Chief Minister on the occasion also dedicated the beautification work undertaken on River Kharun, garden, children’s park and gym. In order to make the occasion memorable, the Indian Posts and Telegraph Department released a special cover based on Lakshmanjhula, which was also released by the Chief Minister.

Dedicating Lakshmanjhula - the first suspension bridge of Chhattisgarh, Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh said Raipur is fast changing and is taking the shape of a full-fledged capital. In the last few years several infrastructure development works like by-pass road, over-bridges and under-bridges have been constructed. Any person visiting Raipur after a period of 1-2 years, finds it different. The Lakshmanjhula has been constructed by Water Resources Department at a cost of Rs 6.10 crore.

Speaking on the occasion WRD Minister Brijmohan Agrawal, who presided over the function, said dedicating of Lakshmanjhula is a historic development for the capital Raipur. He said construction of a similar bridge, which is 3 times bigger than this bridge has commenced in Rajim over River Mahanadi. He said the banks of River Mahanadi and the Gangrel dam will be beautified. He informed that the Lakshmanjhula is 152 mts long and 3.5 mts wide.

Speaking on the occasion Urban Administration Minister Amar Agrawal said the Lakshmanjhula will give a distinct identity to the capital and people from different parts of the state will visit Raipur to see this marvel. He said his department’s priority is to ensure pollution free rivers and conservation of ponds and drive has been initiated in this direction. For conservation of Buddha Talab, Rs 4.5 crore has been sanctioned.

Present on the occasion were Food Minister Punnulal Mohle, PWD Minister Rajesh Munat,Parliamentary Secretary Tokhan Sahu, MLA Deojibhai Patel, RDA Chairman Sanjay Srivastava, Mayor Pramod Dubey, and large number of public representatives and people from different walks of life.