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GTA to rebuild 100-yr old bridge, deck up the area in Hills

Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) will rebuild the over 100-yr old Victoria Falls bridge and deck up its surroundings.

GTA Tourism Executive Director Sonam Bhutia said a steel bridge will come up alongside the existing one that connects several remote villages of Darjeeling sub-division as part of the beautification which will also augment the infrastructure facilities.

The 110-feet long Victoria Falls Bridge was built by the British way back in 1912 but outlived its age having weathered vagaries of time and nature. “The existing bridge is very old with risk of accidents high as heavy vehicles pass through it regularly. If a steel bridge comes up parallel to the old one we need not worry about accidents taking place,” Bhutia said.

He added that vehicles will be permitted to use the new bridge only when it is fully completed.

Meanwhile, the old bridge will be strictly meant for pedestrians after conducting necessary repair and renovation.
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