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No funds for 30 unsafe canal bridges in Abohar

Punjab
Raj Sadosh Abohar, November 7 Buses and vans that ferry hundreds of students and teachers daily pass through unsafe bridges which were constructed on canals in the Abohar subdivision, but were yet to be equipped with iron railing or sidewalls. Now, dense smog in the area has increased the threat. Villagers said besides students and teachers, dozens of other vehicles also pass through a bridge on the Panjawa minor (sub-canal) that was reconstructed a few years ago on the Danewala-Haripura link road. This is one of the 30 such bridges which were not provided with iron railing or sidewalls. Visibility is almost zero as vehicles pass through these bridges in the morning as well as after 5 pm. Irrigation Department Executive Engineer (XEN) Mukhtiar Singh Rana said the link roads were construct...