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Nitin Gadkari inaugurates a bridge over river Ravi in Kathua

Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping- Nitin Gadkari, inaugurated a 1210-meter span-bridge over the river Ravi in the Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir.
Nitin Gadkari inaugurates a bridge over river Ravi in Kathua

Details about the Bridge:

  • The bridge over river Ravi at Keerian- Gandial is a lifesaver for the people in the region.
  • The bridge constructed at a cost of Rs 158.84 crore is a step forward in improving inter-state connectivity.
  • The bridge will be of great help to 2,20,000 people living on the two sides- Kathua in Jammu and Pathankot in Punjab.
  • This will save both time and cost by reducing the distance between the two places, Keerian - Gandial from 45 kms to 8.6 kms.

About River Ravi:

  • The river Ravi originates at Kullu hills near the Rohtang Pass in Himachal Pradesh and drains the area between the Pir Panjal and the Dhaola Dhar ranges.
  • The river Ravi enters the plains of Punjab near Madhopur and enters Pakistan, downstream of Amritsar.
  • It merges into the river Chenab, a little above Rangpur in Pakistani Punjab.

Question:

Q. Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping- Nitin Gadkari, inaugurated a 1210-meter span-bridge over which river in the Kathua distric of Jammu and Kashmir?
a. Ravi
b. Chenab
c. Jhelam
d. Beas
Nitin Gadkari inaugurates a bridge over river Ravi in Kathua Nitin Gadkari inaugurates a bridge over river Ravi in Kathua Reviewed by Inderjeet Virdi on January 25, 2019 Rating: 5

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