Ladakhi war veteran dedicates  'Maitri' bridge to the people
Ladakhi war veteran dedicates 'Maitri' bridge to the people

Ladakhi war veteran dedicates 'Maitri' bridge to locals

ANI | Updated: Apr 01, 2019 18:35 IST

Ladakh (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Apr 01 (ANI): An 89-year-old war veteran, Naik Phunchok Angdus (Retd) on Monday dedicated a Cable Suspension Bridge named as 'Maitri', constructed by Fire and Fury Corps, to locals here on the 20th anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas.
This comes after civil administration directed the Army to build a bridge to help the locals of Choglamsar, Stok and Chuchot villages (largest villages of Ladakh Region) in their commute. The bridge was inaugurated by senior Ladakhi war veterans in the presence of Lt Gen YK Joshi, AVSM, VrC, SM, General Officer Commanding ‘Fire and Fury Corps’.
The 260-feet longest suspension bridge over the Indus River was built using innovative engineering methods. It was constructed by the Combat Engineers (Sahas aur Yogyata Regiment) of the ‘Fire & Fury Corps’ in a record time of 40 days, ferrying almost 500 tons of bridging equipment and construction material.
Meanwhile, locals of the area thanked the Army for constructing the bridge, which, they say, has brought much-needed relief to the people of the region. (ANI)

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