Bandipora, 19 July: Army on Friday inaugurated a footbridge in remote Zaban village thus bringing respite to the local residents.
In a statement issued here today, spokesperson said that the 14 Rashtriya Rifles constructed footbridge near Zaban on Arin River in village Chuntimullah of district Bandipora. “The aim of the said project was to connect the remote villages to main stream village Chuntimullah and also provide a short axis to the main road”.
The bridge at Zaban is a crucial crossing point on Arin river with a dependency of approx 1500 people of Kushtani Patti, Zaban, Tangdaji and Palpura. “The existing temporary bridge was washed away in the recent rainfall due to which the locals were facing difficulties in crossing over to the other side”.
Spokesperson said the residents of Chuntimula had raised this issue and requested for urgent attention and help of the Army. “Taking note of this and sensing the urgency, the construction of the said footbridge, Army started with the AWAM of Chuntimula & JAWAANS of 14 RR working relentlessly for two days. The synergy was simply a joy to watch. The hard work paid off and the bridge finally took it’s shape with proper side railings and a secured pathway to walk upon.”
This project has been entirely built by cohesion of Indian Army and local awam of the area. The self help project had a lot of encouragement among the common masses which will ultimately achieve the aim of improving the rapport between “Awam and Jawan”.