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Tuesday, 6 October 2020

Abohar farmers want rickety bridge fixed

Our Correspondent

Abohar, October 5

Days after a bridge near the Malukpura minor sub-canal on the Dhinganwali-Dalmirkhera link road collapsed, another bridge on the Panjawa-Maujgarh link road is on the verge of suffering the same fate.

Farmers Kulwant Singh and Gunwant Singh said the Irrigation Department and Punjab Mandi Board officials were informed about the poor condition of the bridge last month but no response had been received so far. “We have put up red flags to warn commuters but this may not be helpful after sunset,” they said.

The farmers said they were risking their lives while using the dilapidated bridge to transport cotton to the new grain market as there was no alternative route. “If it collapses in the coming days, we will be in trouble,” a farmer said.

from The Tribune

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